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

OC man dies of flu-related illness

The first influenza-related death in Orange County is prompting health officials to urge all to get flu shots as soon as possible.

Rose Parade float encourages life-saving organ donations (Photos)

The Donate Life organization marks its 10th year of sponsoring a float that honors organ donors and their recipients.

Rose Parade volunteers enjoy their decorating gig

Tournament of Roses Parade volunteers enjoy the hours spent gluing colorful seeds and flower petals on floats throughout Pasadena.

Can binge drinking on New Year's Eve trigger a stroke?

Doctors say that limiting alcohol consumption on New Year's Eve is key to staving off Holiday Heart Syndrome, which can lead to atrial fibrillation.

Polluted storm drain runoffs could make beach goers sick

If you're going to celebrate Christmas at the beach, enjoy it - but stay away from discharging storm drains and creeks that feed into the ocean.

More than 2 million CA adults have considered suicide

A UCLA study finds that 2.4 million California adults have seriously considered committing suicide in their lifetimes.

Renewed federal gun violence research needed: health experts

Public health experts say it's time for Congress to restore funding to gunfire injury prevention research after a 16-year moratorium.

Can Connecticut school shootings lead to better mental health care?

The Sandy Hook school massacre is fueling calls for mandatory outpatient treatment for the severely mentally ill – particularly those unaware of their condition.

FAQ: 18 things you should know about prostate cancer

Governor Jerry Brown announced he is undergoing radiation treatment for “localized” prostate cancer. Worried about prostate cancer? Arm yourself with information.

A year later, charges unlikely in fatal Starbucks crash

One year ago Thursday, a former LA County sheriff’s deputy blacked out and crashed his car into a Starbucks, killing an Iraq war veteran.

New prostate biopsy may end era of blind testing

UCLA doctors and engineers have developed a new prostate cancer biopsy that may reduce the number of biopsies and help early detection of serious cancer.

FAQ: What's next for California's Prop 8 same-sex marriage case?

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal of the lower court ruling declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional.

Review of stem cell agency calls for changes

The Institute of Medicine says California's Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been successful, but needs to address potential conflicts of interest.

Mexican immigrants to the US are not a healthy as believed

Newly arrived Mexican immigrants to the United States generally report better overall health than native-born Latinos. But a RAND study released Monday suggests that this phenomenon -known as “healthy immigrant effect” - may be a bit less phenomenal than long believed.

Telenovela series aims at battling HIV among Latinos

YouTube telenovela traces a fictional Latino family's risks for HIV and AIDS.