Meet Joanne Silberner: Our moderator for the 2012 Health Care Series
Joanne Silberner spent 5 years covering consumer health at U.S. News & World Report, before spending 18 years as a health policy correspondent for National Public Radio, where she covered medicine, health reform, and changes in the health care marketplace. According to Silberner, she reported on “everything from the Food and Drug Administration to the chocolate industry in Brazil.”
Silberner is now an Artist in Residence at University of Washington’s Department of Communication, and continues to contribute to a number of news organizations, including PRI’s The World. A Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee, she recently visited Uganda, India, and Haiti, reporting on the issues of cancer and mental illness in the developing world.
As a freelance journalist, Silberner has been published in The Washington Post, Health, USA Today, American Health, Encyclopedia Britannica, and more. She has won awards for her work from the Society of Professional Journalists, the New York State Mental Health Association, the March of Dimes, Easter Seals, and the American Heart Association. Her work has also earned her a Unity Award and a Clarion Award.
Silberner has a bachelor's degree in biology from Johns Hopkins University, a master's in journalism from Columbia University, and had a one year fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Want to hear our panelists' answers to Joanne Silberner's hard-hitting questions? Register for the first event of CityClub's Health Care series today!