Stephanie O'Neill Health Care Correspondent
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
A new study says pollution from exhaust pipes has plummeted in recent years, helping dramatically reduce auto-based pollutants in L.A. skies.
For some of L.A.'s top math and science students, the lure of the beach and summer fun fizzles fast next to microscopes, slide kits and real-life stem cell research.
August continues its heat assault with temperatures registering monstrous numbers like 118 degrees in some of the region's valley and inland areas.
Police say the woman arrested for attempting to kidnap a baby from a Garden Grove hospital is the same who had dressed in scrubs and asked patients about their pregnancies at an Anaheim hospital.
The University of California, Irvine is inviting female chemotherapy patients into a first-ever study involving robots — specifically, four fluffy baby seals.
A private foundation has awarded the University of California at Riverside $5 million to study age-old questions surrounding immortality and life-after-death.
The California Department of Public Health is now investigating allegations that Pomona Valley Hospital may have conducted medical experiments on patients.
The public stem-cell agency gave nearly $60 million to SoCal projects.
The nation's largest producer of fresh-cut onion products are now recalling possibly contaminated sliced, diced and whole peeled onions.
More than a dozen patients at a Pomona hospital may have been the subjects of secret medical experimentation last year.
Funded by philanthropic dollars and a federal innovations grant, the program is designed to help patients and family caregivers deal with dementia.
Whooping cough is reaching epidemic levels throughout much of the nation. But in California, the news is brighter — it should be a non-peak year for the disease.
Health and safety violations outlined in a series of Attorney General reports on California nursing homes has some advocates blaming the Department of Public Health.
Health officials are reporting more new cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus in the Southland, a steep incline from numbers from last year.
Owners of the Lap-Band surgery centers named in several wrongful death lawsuits have stopped soliciting money for what they say is their charity.