Peggy Girshman

Position/Organization: executive editor for Online, Kaiser Health News; former managing editor, National Public Radio

Peggy Girshman is the executive editor for online at Kaiser Health News, a new nonprofit news service covering health care and health policy. Girshman is a prize-winning science and health journalist who has had a distinguished career in commercial and public television and radio. She is a former managing editor at National Public Radio, executive editor at Congressional Quarterly, and also worked as a producer for Dateline NBC and several PBS series. She was responsible for converging radio and digital parts of NPR News and has been part of four earlier start-up news operations. She is the winner of a national Emmy award, a co-winner of the AAAS science-writing prize and two Peabody awards for covering health policy. Girshman is the NASW treasurer