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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

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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.

Experts are right, but Mark Cuban will prevail — The following is another perspective on the Mark Cuban Twitter barrage of personal health advice this week. This post is submitted by one of our longtime contributors, Andrew Holtz . ---------- Mark Cuban is old-fashioned and thinks small. A couple of days ago, Cuban told his Twitter throngs to get quarterly blood tests , even when perfectly healthy, just because.

Mayo Clinic's Precision Investment in News About Its Program — The following is a guest post from Andrew Holtz , one of our longtime contributors, my former colleague at CNN, and a past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists. This is at least the sixth time that we have addressed National Press Foundation workshop funding on this site.
May 23, 2015

RT @Crazytraffic99: Road bully uses parking lane to make unsafe pass in downtown Portland:…

May 20, 2015

If you want news hook to follow-up #ahcj15 climate change session, contact Nature Climate Change about upcoming report:

May 19, 2015

Would you buy something without knowing the price? Guess again, because everyone does:… #ahcj15

May 18, 2015

RT @Crazytraffic99: Know what'd happen if I reported this driver? NOTHING. Police can't act if they don't witness. We need a better way.…

May 18, 2015

How tell a story of something averted? Here's a case, actually 153 strokes & 124 deaths averted:…

May 15, 2015

Why are we just learning about this harm event with highly-touted 'minimally invasive' procedure?…

May 15, 2015

One reason car crashes are a leading cause of death and injury: drivers like this guy...

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