Rebecca Plevin - Health Journalism Fellow
Rebecca Plevin is a health reporter at KPCC, the NPR station in Los Angeles. She covers infectious diseases and consumer health issues, with a close eye on the cost of health care. She also writes KPCC's consumer health blog, Impatient.
Prior to working at KPCC, Rebecca spent five years covering health news in California's Central Valley, first for the bilingual paper Vida en el Valle, and then for Fresno-based Valley Public Radio. She also contributed to The Reporting on Health Collaborative's groundbreaking series of stories about valley fever.
Rebecca’s work has appeared on national programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Marketplace. She has also contributed to Capital Public Radio's health documentary series, The View From Here. She's earned an LA Press Club Award for best blog and the George Gruner Award for Meritorious Public Service in Journalism, as well as top honors from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Rebecca grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She's also a fluent Spanish speaker, an avid rock climber and an acro yoga fanatic.