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Michelle Faust is a health care reporter at KPCC with a focus on health policy.
Faust’s first foray into health policy reporting was for WXXI Public Broadcasting in Rochester, New York. In 2014, she was one of few public media reporters covering New York State’s first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act.
Since she began in broadcast journalism, Faust has hosted Morning Edition for KAWC in Yuma, Arizona, reported for the public health news collaborative Side Effects Public Media, and covered education policy for StateImpact Ohio at Ideastream in Cleveland.
Faust is a multimedia journalist who has written for print, web, radio, and television. Her reporting has been on NPR national newscasts, Tell Me More with Michel Martin, NPR’s flagship news magazines Morning Edition and Here & Now. Faust’s stories have been recognized by the New York State Associated Press Association and won regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for innovation and breaking news.
Dedicated to developing the profession, Faust is lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, volunteers with other local journalism organizations, and has mentored for the Next Generation Radio public radio journalist training project.
A lover of languages, Faust was a full-time Spanish professor in a previous career.
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Stories by Michelle Faust
Marches in L.A., San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento are among some 200 planned around the world this weekend in opposition to Trump policies and to protest sexual assault and harassment.
Community groups are preparing for the second year of the Women's March. We've got a list of rallies kicking off Saturday and the roads that will be closed.
As the deaths toll from this year’s flu rises and pharmacies are taxed, here are a flu things you may want to know about the medication.
It got heated — and personal — when the six major candidates met on stage at USC to discuss the issues facing California.
It will be the first time the candidates have faced each other in public to answer questions.
This flu season has been worse than usual, and the influx of sickies is testing the capacity of clinics and hospitals.
The new year means the state will once again cover things like root canals and partial dentures for adults on Medi-Cal. The legislature limited coverage during the Great Recession.
California saw pushback against efforts to repeal Obamacare, a campaign for universal health care and a new law requiring transparency on some drug price hikes.
A new project spearheaded by the National Council of Jewish Women’s Los Angeles chapter is inspiring conversations among teenagers in Los Angeles to talk about sexual harassment and consent.
Los Angeles high schoolers in The Talk Project lead workshops for fellow teens about how to understand and deal with sexual harassment and assault.
Lawmakers have agreed to keep the medical expense deduction, according to reports from NPR. The deduction provides tax relief to an estimated million California households.
Dec. 22 is now the last day to sign up for Covered California health insurance policies that begin Jan. 1. Procrastinators will still have a little more time.
Mandatory evacuations were ordered for areas of Sylmar, Lake View Terrace and Shadow Hills. The fire is 0 percent contained, officials said.
After much back and forth, it appears now that the Senate is close to pushing through a massive re-write of the tax bill. After hours and hours of negotiations and deal-making, leading Senate Republicans say they have enough votes to get the job done.
The city will promote Crisis Text Line, which helps people dealing with everything from suicidal thoughts to sexual assault, in return for data on the kinds of challenges users face.