Past Kaiser Media Interns

in Health Reporting

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Starting in 2007, the interns were asked to select one story from the many they produced during their internship to exhibit on our site along with a brief background on their experience reporting the story. Follow the links in the intern listing to read both the stories and background.

2011 Host Organizations
(Learn more about the 2011 interns and see examples of their work)
The Boston Globe Neena Satija
The Charlotte Observer –
Deia de Brito
KQED Public Radio, San Francisco – Alexander Liu (Listen)
KTVU/2-TV, San Francisco-Oakland – Rose Tibayan
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Grace Patuwo
NPR, Washington DC – Linda Thrasybule (view story)
The OregonianTatiana Sanchez
The Orlando SentinelAndrew Doughman
The Philadelphia InquirerJuliana Schatz
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland –Teresa Chin (view multimedia package)
Reuters, Washington DC – Andrew Seaman (view story)
The Sacramento Bee –Lynn La
The San Jose Mercury News – Jane Lee
The Seattle Times – Roberto Daza (view story)
The Times-Picayune, New Orleans – Ashley Hopkinson
The Washington PostChristian Torres

2010 Host Organizations

The Boston Globe – Patrick Lee
The Charlotte Observer
Amanda Chan
El Diario/La Prensa, New York CityDiego Aparicio (view multimedia report)
KQED Public Radio, San Francisco – Victoria Chao (listen)
KTVU/2-TV, San Francisco-Oakland – Jennifer Adaeze Anyaegbunam
The Milwaukee Journal SentinelTia Ghose
National Public Radio, Washington DC – Chao Deng (listen/view slideshow)
The Orlando Sentinel – Marissa Cevallos
The Philadelphia Inquirer –
Brooke Minters
The Plain Dealer,
Cleveland – Emmanuel Romero
Reuters, Washington DCJon Lentz
The Sacramento Bee – Jacqueline Baylon
The San Jose Mercury News-
Julie Chang
The Seattle Times –
Cassandra Brooks
The Times-Picayune,
New Orleans – Aimee Miles
The Washington PostLeslie Tamura (view interactive map)

2009 Host Organizations

The Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionSharise Darby
The Baltimore Sun – Angela Bass
The Boston Globe – Tara Ballenger
The Charlotte Observer – Alexa Garcia-Ditta
KTVU/2-TV, San Francisco-Oakland – Jennifer Austin (View Web Video)
KQED Public Radio, San Francisco – Julieta Kusnir (Listen)
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Diana Montano
National Public Radio, Washington DC – Anup Shah (Listen)
The Orlando Sentinel – Erik Maza
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland – June Wu
Reuters – I-Ching Ng
The Sacramento Bee – Marissa Lang
The San Jose Mercury News – April Dembosky
The Seattle Times – Marnette Federis
The Times-Picayune, New Orleans – Amber Sandoval-Griffin
The Washington Post – Ibby Caputo

2008 Host Organizations

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Jung Eun Lee
The Baltimore SunEuna Lhee
The Boston GlobeNeil Munshi
The Charlotte Observer – Kristine Crane
The Detroit Free Press – Meghana Keshavan
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Jeannine Aquino
The Orlando Sentinel – Arelis Hernandez
Reuters – Deepa Seetharaman
The Sacramento Bee – Jane Liaw
The San Jose Mercury News – Vianna Davila
The Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale – Yeganeh June Torbati
The Times-Picayune, New Orleans – Jennifer Evans
The Washington Post – Brittney Johnson
BET News – Martha St. Jean
KQED Public Radio, San Francisco – Ailsa Chang (Background)

2007 Host Organizations

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Kavita Pillai
The Baltimore Sun Sindya Bhanoo
The Boston Globe – Felicia Mello
The Charlotte Observer Megha Satyanarayana
The Detroit Free Press – Catherine Ho
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Belinda Yu
Newsday Christina Hernandez
The Oregonian Tracie Morales
The Orlando Sentinel Tyeesha Dixon
Reuters – Ishani Ganguli
The Sacramento Bee – Danielle McNamara
The San Jose Mercury News – Saqib Rahim
The Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale Tina Shah
BET News – Shartia Brantley (Background)
KQED Public Radio, San Francisco – Irene Liu
KTVU/2-TV, San Francisco-Oakland – Azadeh Ansari (Background)

2006 Kaiser Media Interns in Health
Toni De Aztlan –
The Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale
Stephanie BeasleyThe Baltimore Sun
Erika Beras The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
Sheena Bodie – KXAS/5-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth
Sophia Chang – Newsday
Sachi FujimoriThe Charlotte Observer
Tomio Geron –
The Sacramento Bee
Jeffrey Ghassemi The Washington Post
Pamela Harris – KTVU/2-TV, San Francisco-Oakland
Kendra Marr – The San Jose Mercury News
Dani McClain The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Naila Fin MoreiraThe Boston Globe
Nneka Nwosu – BET News
Ashima Singal –
The Orlando Sentinel/El Sentinel
Lubna Takruri – The Detroit Free Press*
My-Thuan Tran – The Oregonian

*In 2006, The Detroit Free Press sponsored their own Kaiser intern.

2005 Kaiser Media Interns
Durrell Dawson – KXAS/5-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth
Michelle Keller The Orlando Sentinel/El Sentinel
Kai Ma – Newsday
Ayesha McAdams-Mahmoud – The Oregonian
Kevin McCullough – The Los Angeles Times
Mariana Minaya – The Baltimore Sun
Melissa Navas – The San Jose Mercury News
Madison Park – The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
Dinesh Ramde – The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Marisa Rodriguez – KTVU/2-TV, San Francisco-Oakland
Robert Samuels – The Detroit Free Press
Naseem Sowti – The Washington Post
Kadesha Thomas – The Boston Globe
Chris Young – The Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale

2004 Kaiser Media Interns

Daffodil Altan – The Los Angeles Times
Christin Ayers – KTVU/2-TV, San Francisco-Oakland
Yvette Bueno – The Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale
Lorinda Bullock – The Detroit Free Press
Dante Higgins – KXAS/5-TV, Dallas-Fort Worth
Kylene Kiang – The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
Jessica Lee – The Boston Globe
January Payne The Washington Post
Czerne M. ReidThe Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sophia TareenThe Oregonian
Veronica TorrejonThe San Jose Mercury News
Elvira Viveros – The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

2003 Kaiser Media Interns
Lauren Acu


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