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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.

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.
Apr 25, 2015

Reyes: need to evaluate, starting to see grad rates rise in some schools, need to follow, but some programs don't work #ahcj15 #inequality

Apr 25, 2015

Reyes: Plunking down Whole Foods won't solve 'food desert', have to engage residents #ahcj15 #inequality

Apr 25, 2015

Reyes: not fndns or govt, it's residents who can make neighborhoods healthier (w help) #ahcj15 #inequality

Apr 25, 2015

Reyes: $12,500 more family income correlated with addl year of expected life, plateaus abt $150k/yr #ahcj15 #inequality

Apr 25, 2015

Reyes: for health, zip code matters more than genetic code #ahcj15 #inequality

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