Featured journalist: Kelsey Ryan

With the frequency of healthcare in our daily headlines, it only makes sense today to feature Kelsey Ryan, a reporter with The Wichita Eagle on the healthcare beat. A self-proclaimed night owl, newsie and FOIA nerd, she admits to romanticizing about being Lois Lane.

A former education reporter/Twitter administrator for The Joplin Globe, her first day on the job was a day after an EF-5 tornado destroyed about one third of the city on May 22, 2011 (that's life as a journalist in Tornado Alley for you). Nowadays, however, she covers hospitals, electronic health records, and all things "health access" in her role at the Eagle.

See some examples of her remarkable reportage in her portfolio, which yields headlines such as "Spill-bound students: College journalists at the Gulf fight for access" and "Via Christi Health aiming to restart kidney transplants after suspension." If you have a relevant healthcare story to pitch, now you know where to go.

Remember: If you also want to be featured here, you should 1) set up your own journalist portfolio 2) get verified and 3) let us know by emailing Kirsten.

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