Richard Kipling, an AHCJ member and veteran journalist, will take over the California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting in June, when current editor David Westphal retires.
The Center, based at the University of Southern California, partners with local news organizations to produce in-depth coverage of health issues.
For nearly 25 years, Kipling was an editor at the Los Angeles Times. From the announcement:
In 2008 Kipling was tapped by USC Professor Michael Parks to lead a pilot project aimed at assessing the feasibility of a California health-reporting organization. When the center was officially launched in 2009, Kipling became its managing editor, and he since has edited most of the center’s projects.