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

Iraq and Afghanistan wars spur medical advances for soldiers

U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Leroy Petry, who lost a limb in a grenade attack, spoke at a recent University of Southern California (USC) health care forum. The Medal of Honor winner reflected on his injury and recovery.

20 years after Magic Johnson's HIV diagnosis, free testing in Willowbrook

Twenty years ago today, Earvin “Magic” Johnson told the world he’d tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS. To mark the anniversary, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation is providing free STD and HIV testing at the Earvin “Magic” Johnson Recreation Area in Willowbrook.

Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey help launch new teen cancer center in Los Angeles

Two legendary British rock stars visited Los Angeles today to launch the nation’s first cancer center for teens modeled after programs in Great Britain. The soon-to-open unit at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center will offer youngsters a place to feel a little more comfortable during medical treatments.

Chapman University ups bid for Crystal Cathedral by $1.5 million

The bidding war for the bankrupt Crystal Cathedral in Orange County is heating up. The church and its creditors have named Chapman University as their preferred buyer.

Long Beach nurses threatening to strike

Registered nurses in Long Beach say they’re ready to walk off the job if they don’t get a new contract soon.

8.6 million participate in statewide earthquake drill

Millions of Californians participated in today’s largest-ever statewide earthquake drill. At 10:20 in the morning, organizers say, millions of Californians dropped to the ground in a one-minute drill that set records for participation.

Irvine 11 attorneys file appeal

Civil rights attorneys planned to file an appeal in Orange County today on behalf of Muslim students convicted of disrupting the Israeli ambassador’s speech at UC Irvine last year. The lawyers hope to know in eight to ten months whether the appeal will go through.

Seal Beach victims will likely find it hard to shake off tragedy

It’s been a week since the Seal Beach shootings that left eight people dead. It will take much longer than that for witnesses, family and friends to shake off the psychological wounds.

Making peace with tragedy in Seal Beach

For Seal Beach and nearby communities, there is no way to make sense of the worst killing spree in the history of Orange County, but some are trying to make their peace with it.

Seal Beach after shooting: 'Lives were changed'

A memorial is slowly replacing caution tape at the site of a deadly shooting that left eight dead and one wounded in Seal Beach on Wednesday.

Drew University gets $25 million grant for research

A hefty grant announced Tuesday will allow the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science to expand its research facilities and add to its faculty.

HIV's discovery remembered at USC

Some of the nation’s top doctors and researchers met at USC Monday to commemorate the discovery of AIDS in Los Angeles.

Top stem cell researchers visit Pasadena for conference

The three-day World Stem Cell Summit that convened to discuss how to accelerate new therapies and cures wrapped up Wednesday in Pasadena.

World’s top stem cell researchers in Pasadena say therapies could save money

An international conference on stem cell research concludes Wednesday in Pasadena. It’s gathered hundreds of experts in the field who hope to accelerate the research and results these therapies promise.

World’s top stem cell researchers in Pasadena for conference

Hundreds of pioneers and leaders in stem cell research are in Pasadena this week for the World Stem Cell Summit. They're discussing stem cell breakthroughs – and roadblocks.