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

Pasadena hosts international stem cell conference

Pasadena will play host Monday through Wednesday to the 7th Annual World Stem Cell Summit. The conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center brings together hundreds of world experts in the field of regenerative medicine.

New 3-D screening offered in OC could aid breast health

An Orange County breast care center is the first in California to offer a new variety of mammogram. It'll help uncover cancers that other screening techniques can miss.

Fullerton officer charged in homeless man's death posts $1 million bail

Officials say a Fullerton police officer charged with killing the mentally ill and homeless Kelly Thomas has posted his $1 million bail and was released from jail.

At Orange County center, new breast cancer screening could catch previously hidden cancer

An Orange County breast care center is the first in California to offer a new kind of mammogram. Technicians say the new technology can help uncover breast cancers that might remain hidden in other screenings.

Christie says in Simi Valley visit he won’t run for president; GOP faithful wish he would

The question swirling around Republican circles is whether straight-talking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will throw his hat into the 2012 presidential ring. Tuesday night at a Republican fundraising speech at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Christie said he wouldn’t — but the crowd sure wished he would.

Will he run? Speculation surrounds NJ Governor Chris Christie

California GOP gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library last night to hear New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speak. Republicans say he's a plain talking, no nonsense politician with a sense of humor. KPCC's Stephanie O'Neill was at last night's fundraiser. She says Governor Christie was liked by the crowd but he continues to say he is not running for President.

OC DA charges 2 officers in beating death; 1 pleads not guilty

Two Fullerton Police officers face murder charges in the July 5 beating death of homeless schizophrenic man Kelly Thomas. One has pleaded not guilty.

Deliberations begin in the case of the Irvine 11

Today Jury deliberations begin in a case that has gotten quite a bit of media attention here in the Southland, the trial of the group known as the Irvine 11. There's actually only 10 defendants in the case. They're Muslim students accused of disrupting a speech by Israeli ambassador Michael Oren during a visit to campus last year. KPCC reporter Stephanie O'Neill has been in the courtroom and she brings us the latest on this story.

Defense makes closing statements in 'Irvine 11' Muslim student protest case

The defense began closing arguments Monday in the trial of 10 students accused of disrupting a UC Irvine speech by Israel’s ambassador to the United States.

Closing arguments wrap up in 'Irvine 11' Muslim student protest case

Prosecutors Monday finished their closing arguments in the trial of Muslim students accused of disrupting Israel's ambassador to the United States Michael Oren's speech at UC Irvine.

Fullerton police officer connected with other allegations, Kelly Thomas' family says

The family of a mentally ill homeless man who died in July contends that an officer involved in the case is actually connected to police abuse of three men. Lawyers for that family introduced a man they say is a third victim of the same officer Friday.

Judge approves Crystal Cathedral's move to pay creditors

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a necessary first step in a plan to sell Orange County’s iconic Crystal Cathedral church to pay off its creditors.

LA school cop accused of faking own shooting found guilty

A Van Nuys judge Monday handed down a guilty verdict in the trial of a school cop who shot himself by accident and blamed it on a gunman. The phony shooting report by L.A. Unified officer Jeff Stenroos led to a seven-school lockdown in the San Fernando Valley last January.