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Portland, OR
Freelance Journalist
Covers:  media portrayals of health & medicine, public health, medicine, health policy, media ethics, health, health care, medical tv shows

Author: House MD vs. Reality, Medical Science of House, Real Grey’s Anatomy, fmr CNN Med. Corresp.,,

Andrew Holtz's Biography

Former CNN Medical Correspondent Andrew Holtz is an independent journalist. He wrote “The Medical Science of House, M.D.” , “The Real Grey’s Anatomy” and “House M.D. vs. Reality”. Holtz was medicine in the media columnist for Oncology Times. A video series reporting and analyzing health news is archived here. Holtz was on the board of the Association of Health Care Journalists for 11 years, serving as President from ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Unpaid: KZSU-FM Stanford; reporter > News Director. Paid: KENI-TV (now KTUU) Newschannel 2, Anchorage, Alaska; reporter/anchor.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

In the early days of CNN, we used portable manual typewriters in the field. The scripts were couriered with tapes to bureaus or feed points.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Can't think of any.
Nov 08, 2014

RT @pricey43: @FOXSportsNews @ESPNAusNZ Should always cross the line Utah WR Drops Ball Before Scoring, Oregon Runs It Back

Oct 09, 2014

Note: the ice cream is here in Portland RT @charliespiering: Classic... (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Sep 29, 2014

.@CenturyLink My elderly father contacted you to move his service, your agent first tried to pitch services he doesn't need. Sleazy.

Sep 16, 2014

@jamesbeckerman And many parents feel kids get too many vaccines. But the evidence says otherwise.

Sep 15, 2014

@jamesbeckerman Are you saying that family feelings trump consensus on evidence?

Sep 15, 2014

Important reality check.… When reporting on young athlete screening, use evidence, not just emotions.

Sep 08, 2014

@sprintcare The person I spoke with was insistent that she was a Sprint employee. And the postcard looked just like other Spring mail.

Sep 04, 2014

@sprintcare Is survey postcard legit? I called 855-790-9076. She asked for personal info, but couldn't verify actually Sprint. Real or scam?

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