John Hillkirk

Senior Enterprise Editor, KHN

Washington, DC

John Hillkirk, Senior Enterprise Editor, was a reporter or editor at USA Today for 33 years before joining KHN in 2016. John’s reporting team at KHN has won multiple national honors including a Gerald Loeb Award, the Sigma Delta Chi award for public service journalism, the Batten Medal from the News Leaders Association, a Murrow Award, two National Press Club awards, and recognitions as finalists for the Goldsmith and the Pulitzer Prize. At USA Today, he led the newspaper’s investigations team, which won two Investigative Reporters & Editors silver medals, a Gerald Loeb, and a duPont-Columbia prize, and placed as a Pulitzer finalist. Before that, John was USA Today’s editor-in-chief for three years and executive editor for five years. John has co-authored three books. “Xerox: American Samurai,” “Grit, Guts and Genius,” and “A Better Idea: Redefining the Way Americans Work.” John graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

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