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
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.
Obese women who take long-term birth control injection Depo-Provera may be at greater risk for developing diabetes, according to a new USC study.
Workers at Kaiser Permanente facilities across California will strike for 24 hours beginning Tuesday at 6 a.m. Union leaders say it’ll be their biggest walkout.
The Department of Insurance in California has launched a fraud probe into Lap-Band surgery centers affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign, according to Aetna Insurance and the Department of Insurance.
Let a kid communicate online with other kids and you'll likely see that kid disclose more personal information and be more “sexualized” than in face-to-face contact.
A USC study shows that air pollution is taking a higher toll than we thought, in Long Beach and Riverside.
California once led the way in smoke-prevention policies, but a new report by The American Lung Association gives our state failing grades in other key areas.
UCLA researchers have discovered that a new melanoma drug accelerates secondary skin cancers in some patients, but the news may not be as bad as it sounds.
The Los Angeles City Council is expected to approve an ordinance that requires condom use in adult film production on Tuesday.
Last summer's beating death of a schizophrenic man by Fullerton police has renewed attention on police training. At Golden West College in Huntington Beach, law enforcement officers learn how to interact with people who are mentally ill and how to keep those interactions from turning violent.
UCLA researchers have identified chemical changes in the brains of people destined to develop Familial Alzheimer's, a finding which may prove to be a vital first step in developing medications for the inherited condition.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year includes deep cuts to health and human services programs already reeling from prior cutbacks.