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Rose Hoban spent more than six years as the health reporter for North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC, where she covered health care, state health policy, science and research with a focus on public health issues.She left to start North Carolina Health News after watching many of her professional peers Hoban took a circuitous route into journalism—after a decade of practicing nursing, she put down her stethoscope, picked up a pen, and enrolled at UC Berkeley’s journalism school. While at Berkeley, she also earned a master’s in public health policy. Hoban has also aired stories on PRI’s The World, NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and News and Notes, Living on Earth, the California Report and KQED FM news. She’s also published in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times, and the Anchorage Daily News and in the North Carolina Medical Journal. She spent three years as a weekly freelance contributor to Voice of America radio news, where she wrote about research and international public health issues. Hoban’s work has been recognized both regionally and nationally with numerous awards, including the broadcast journalism’s highest award—the Columbia-DuPont, a Gracie Award, an Edward R Morrow award, and a Society for Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade award. In 2010, she was awarded a fellowship by the Association of Health Care Journalists to do in-depth reporting on North Carolina’s mental health system. She has also been a Knight Digital Media Fellow. Hoban has an undergraduate degree in architecture from Columbia and another in nursing from the Catholic University of America. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, a computer scientist.

Mental Health CEO Defends His Salary at Legislature

Mental Health CEO Defends His Salary at Legislature

Legislators direct their ire at the head of one North Carolina’s mental health agencies. By Rose Hoban The presentation started as an..

November 30, 2016 with 9 Comments
Teens Find A Voice By Helping Others Find Theirs

Teens Find A Voice By Helping Others Find Theirs

Young people give voice to the voiceless-and often, the toothless. By Rose Hoban People drive for miles, sleep in their cars, skip work,..

November 29, 2016 with 0 Comments
Hospitals Head Steps Away

Hospitals Head Steps Away

By Rose Hoban For hospitals in North Carolina, the end of an era is at hand with the announcement that NC Hospital Association head Bill..

November 22, 2016
Teaching Tailgaters to Test the Temp

Teaching Tailgaters to Test the Temp

NC State University food safety students give lessons in food safety outside last weekend’s game. By Rose Hoban Amidst the music from..

November 21, 2016
More N.C. Kids Die Before Reaching 17

More N.C. Kids Die Before Reaching 17

For the second year running, North Carolina’s child mortality rate crept upwards. By Rose Hoban Another measurement of child well-being..

November 16, 2016
What the Election Could Mean for Older North Carolinians

What the Election Could Mean for Older North Carolinians

By Thomas Goldsmith A new president in Washington and new governor in North Carolina — either incumbent Pat McCrory or preliminary..

November 14, 2016
What The Election Means: Health Care in NC

What The Election Means: Health Care in NC

Plenty of changes could be coming to health care in the wake of Tuesday’s election. By Rose Hoban As pundits, politicians and..

November 10, 2016
Advocates Plan Push For Paid Maternity Leave

Advocates Plan Push For Paid Maternity Leave

Recently, several North Carolina municipalities voted to give their workers paid family leave. But there are still few workers in the state..

November 9, 2016
Rural Advocates Push for Medicaid Expansion

Rural Advocates Push for Medicaid Expansion

Rural hospitals have been shown to be at particular risk when state’s decide not to expand Medicaid. By Rose Hoban Since 2013, health..

November 3, 2016
Candidates Make Their Pitches to Nurses

Candidates Make Their Pitches to Nurses

McCrory, Cooper and others in pitched electoral battles this year showed up at this year’s NC Nursing Association conference in late..

October 27, 2016
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