Paul Glickman Senior Editor, Health Care & Investigative

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Paul Glickman served as KPCC’s first News Director, from 2000 to 2012. In 2012, he stepped into his new role as Sr. Editor, Health Care and Investigative.

Paul worked for many years as a radio and print reporter in California, Central America, and Washington, D.C. In the mid-1980s he was based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, an excellent vantage point for covering two neighboring wars: the conflict in El Salvador, where the U.S.-backed government fought Cuban-backed guerrillas, and the war in Nicaragua, where the Cuban-backed government fought U.S.-backed guerrillas.

In the 1990s Glickman was a foreign editor at National Public Radio, overseeing the network's coverage of such historic events as the Rwandan genocide and South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy.

An L.A. native, Glickman grew up in Gardena and Sherman Oaks. He lives in Sherman Oaks with his wife Janetta and their sons Jonah and Caleb.

Stories by Paul Glickman

Double mastectomy: New information, tough choices

A study of nearly 200,000 California women with cancer in one breast finds no increased rate of survival for those who choose a double mastectomy.

Journal formally retracts disputed vaccination study

Scientific journal "no longer [has] confidence" in the findings of a study suggesting a higher risk of autism for black kids who get an early MMR vaccine.

Miramonte: LAUSD accused of 'forcing' staffer to change her story

The charge is in a motion by plaintiffs' attorneys in the Miramonte civil lawsuit against LAUSD. The school district dismisses the allegation.

A new law will help you pick a health plan based on its drug coverage

SB 1052 requires the creation of a standard template for all health insurers to use when sharing information about their drug coverage - but not until 2017.

Do you have a compound cream story?

Compound cream pain medications are increasingly prescribed and very expensive. They're also supposed to be restricted to those who can't take oral meds.

Glendale Adventist to pay $700K in patient dumping settlement (updated)

L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer sued the hospital one week ago, accusing it of illegally dumping mentally and disabled patients on Skid Row over the last four years.

Former Ventura spinal surgeon stripped of California medical license

Dr. Aria Sabit admits to some, but not all, charges of malfeasance. He is also one of the targets of a separate Justice Department kickbacks investigation.

Consumer advocates take Medi-Cal backlog fight to the feds

A consumer coalition asks the federal government to force the state to take steps recommended by the advocates.

15 indicted in alleged Orange County workers comp fraud scheme

An indictment alleges that a businessman conspired with physicians, chiropractors and pharmacists to bilk the workers compensation system of millions of dollars.

Miramonte: LA school district admits having more photos in sex abuse case (updated)

An L.A. Unified lawyer made the admission in a court hearing Wednesday, surprising opposing counsel.

Miramonte details revealed; LAUSD admits destroying abuse records

L.A. Unified admits it destroyed records dating to 1988. Meanwhile, a judge's summary of the Sheriff's investigation into Mark Berndt notes additional alleged crimes.

Last-minute enrollment rush forces Covered California rule change

Covered California's chief says the website has had about 80,000 unique visitors per hour Monday, and that number could reach 1 million by midnight.

Laws may have been broken at Central Basin Water District

KPCC obtained a copy of the full draft report by the firm hired to investigate the creation of Central Basin's $2.7 million trust fund.

Central Basin Water board censures Art Chacon, keeps general manager

The board votes 3 to 2 to censure Chacon over taking a car allowance while not having a valid license and identifying himself as his brother in a 2011 DUI arrest.

Nets' Collins becomes first openly gay NBA player in game vs Lakers (updated)

Collins plays for the Brooklyn Nets in their game at Staples Center against the Lakers. He's the first openly gay athlete to compete in the NBA.