Stephanie O'Neill Health Care Correspondent

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Stephanie O’Neill is the Health Care Correspondent for Southern California Public Radio. Her multi-platform journalism career includes reporting for public radio, public television and newspapers, including three years as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, four years as a staff reporter/columnist for the Contra Costa Times and two years as the first Los Angeles Bureau Chief for KQED’s statewide radio magazine, the "California Report.” She’s also been published in national magazines, including Columbia Journalism Review, New York Lawyer Magazine and Consumer Reports publications.

Prior to joining Southern California Public Radio, Stephanie produced hundreds of feature stories and breaking news reports that aired on NPR, Marketplace, Monitor Radio, AP Radio, the BBC and CBS Radio’s "The Osgood File." Her coverage has included environmental, legal and political features as well as reports on the 1992 L.A. Riot, the OJ Simpson criminal/civil trials and many of California’s largest earthquakes, floods and fires.

Stephanie's work has won awards from the Associated Press Television and Radio Association, the Los Angeles Press Club and the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club. She is a 2014 NPR-Kaiser Health News Fellow and a 2013-2014 Fellow of the Regional Health Journalism Program conducted by the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Stephanie earned a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and a B.A. In Political Science/Public Policy from the University of California, Davis.

Away from work, Stephanie enjoys riding her horses, hiking with her dogs and hanging out with her human friends and family.


Stories by Stephanie O'Neill

LA County smoking rates fall to lowest levels

Smoking in LA County is at its lowest level since health officials began keeping track in 1997. But it still costs billions in medical care and lost work time.

Alzheimer's is top health fear of most Americans (PDF)

Americans fear developing Alzheimer’s disease more than cancer, stroke, heart disease and any other life-threatening illness.

Diabetes on the rise in L.A. County

Growing diabetes rates span income and ethnic groups in Los Angeles County.

Test your antibiotics IQ

Many Americans don't know the consequences of antibiotic overuse, a national survey concludes

FAQ: What you need to know about health insurance 'open enrollment'

It's 'open enrollment' season, when workers choose health insurance plans and other options. Confused? We've got all the information you need right here.

Voice therapy and training wards off illness that rob voices

Nationwide, voice therapy like this is gaining mainstream traction, thanks in part to recent high-profile cases of voice illness among singing superstars.

The CDC: Be smart about antibiotics

As the cold and flu season bears down upon us, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say more people need to know how to properly use antibiotics.

Largest study of cardiovascular disease among Latinos

Major health study of 16,000 US Latinos finds American-born Latinos at higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Low income, less education pushes risk up.

Live blog: California and Los Angeles races, measures

Here's your home for the latest on local races, including the L.A. County DA, House races, Senate, Measures A, B and J and more.

Breast cancer survivors studied for risk of depression

A long-term survey of 300 volunteers will examine the links between breast cancer and depression.

RAND researchers find less experienced doctors spend more

The more experienced the doctor, the less he or she costs the healthcare system a new study finds.

Economy, health care top election issues (PDF)

Likely voters in both major parties list the economy and health care policy among their concerns this election season.

Biotech firms win $20 million in California stem cell grants

California's stem cell research agency awards $20 million to biotech firms for research and development of therapies for diabetes and a rare blood disease.

ADA campaign making kids aware of Halloween "Zombie Mouth"

The sugary facts about Halloween and "Zombie Mouth" – a campaign to promote non-sugary treats for trick-or-treaters as part of good oral hygiene.

Prostate cancer database helps patients avoid complications

A new online database is designed to let patients track the progression of their disease before they seek aggressive treatments.