KHN’s Southern bureau is expanding


One sometimes-overlooked resource for journalists is Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent newsroom with Pulitzer finalist credentials that’s not associated with Kaiser Permanente. KHN offers fact-checked health care stories and photographs for free to other media outlets. 

KHN’s Southern bureau is expanding. KHN has two North Carolina-based reporters: Fred Clasen-Kelly, formerly of The Charlotte Observer, and Aneri Pattani, who produces both radio and print stories. Others are in South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and other Southern states.

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