Stephanie O'Neill Health Care Reporter
Stephanie O’Neill is the health care reporter 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, Monitor Radio, Marketplace, 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 2013 NPR-Kaiser Health News Fellow and a 2013 Association of Health Care Journalists-California Health Journalism Fellow.
She has a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and B.A. In Political Science 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
Planned Parenthood’s Palmdale office is the first to serve the Antelope Valley. Until now, people had to drive up to 50 miles each way to reach the nearest branch.
A new study out of USC says that older, obese adults may lose so much muscle, they may have trouble walking or standing up due to muscle loss.
Republican state Senator Sharon Runner from the Antelope Valley is recovering from a double lung transplant, but she's expected to make a full recovery.
In the run-up to federal health care reform, leaders of the state Senate and Assembly health committees met Friday in Los Angeles.
Going to the hospital for surgery can be traumatic, especially for kids. But Cameron Cohen, 13, transformed his experience into a high-tech project to help other kids.
The pilot program at UCLA’s Mattel Children’s Hospital is the first to reverse weight gain that’s common to pre-school Latino kids in low-income families.
Middle school students performing brain surgery? Don't be scared. It's all part of a day of special learning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Heart attack patients who receive stem cells derived from their own hearts can regrow healthy heart tissue and shrink the scar tissue caused by heart attacks.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have launched a website designed to educate the public about clinical trials and (hopefully) attract volunteers.
As California’s Latino population grows, so too does the need for doctors who speak fluent Spanish and who understand the Latino culture.
Two companies that make gastric bands for weight loss surgery says it will not sell its device to the eight surgery centers associated with 1-800-GET-THIN.
There’s a grassroots movement underway to change insurance law, giving California the power to regulate health insurance rate hikes.
Allergan announced it would cease selling the the Lap-Band weight-loss device to surgical centers associated with the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing campaign
The nation's leading breast-cancer awareness group, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is cutting its funding to Planned Parenthood.