Stephanie O'Neill Health Care Reporter
Stephanie O’Neill is the health care reporter 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, Monitor Radio, Marketplace, 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 2013 NPR-Kaiser Health News Fellow and a 2013 Association of Health Care Journalists-California Health Journalism Fellow.
She has a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and B.A. In Political Science 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
When it comes to controlling insect populations, there are few creatures more important than bats. But an apparent spike in rabies among the winged mammals throughout Los Angeles County has concerned public health officials.
Got questions about the Yosemite outbreak? We have answers! From public health officials and park authorities.
Two clinical trial patients, paralyzed with chronic spinal cord injuries, have regained some sensation after undergoing stem cell treatments.
Health officials say a West Virginia resident has died from the outbreak of a rodent-borne illness linked to Yosemite National Park.
Officials from the CDC are expected to arrive in Yosemite Tuesday to join the investigation into the unprecedented hantavirus outbreak that has killed two park visitors and sickened four others.
The crowds are smaller at Yosemite National Park this Labor Day weekend, as some people cancelled their plans to visit because of the Hantavirus outbreak there.
State health officials issued penalties against 14 California hospitals for failure to comply with requirements, leading to patient injuries and deaths.
Nearly 3,000 of kids are expected to get hit by cars this year — and it’s likely that a majority of those injured and killed will be teenagers.
The National Park Service sent out thousands of letters to health providers this Wednesday, warning them of a possible Hantavirus outbreak.
A second person has died from rodent-borne Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome following a stay in one of Yosemite National Park's most popular lodging areas.
Lisa Klein and documentary filmmaker Douglas Blush tell the story of bipolar illness through the lens of those who live with it.
The study found minority kids were more likely to witness gun violence, suffer from obesity and experience any form of discrimination.
Rosie O’Donnell’s announcement that she didn't know she'd had a heart attack has drawn attention to the challenge of spotting heart attacks in women.
A Southland woman and a Bay-area man have become the most recent Californians to contract Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS).
A new report released Wednesday says residents of rural areas are more likely than urban and suburban dwellers to use tobacco products.