Peggy Girshman

Executive editor, Kaiser Health News & vice-president, NASW

Peggy Girshman is the executive editor of Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service covering health care and health policy. She spent her early years working for commercial television stations in Washington D.C., WNET-TV, and as the senior producer for several PBS series, including Scientific American Frontiers and a 26-part series on statistics. She worked for NPR News for 15 years in several editor positions: in science/health, domestic news and as deputy managing editor, eventually becoming a managing editor responsible for marrying the radio and digital sides. She was senior medical producer at Dateline NBC from 1998-2001. She was an executive editor of CQ Politics, a free website from Congressional Quarterly, during the 2008 election cycle. 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.