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Member close-up: Lisa Chedekel

About John Andrew "Andy'' Miller

Andy Miller (@gahealthnews) is the editor and publisher of the nonprofit Georgia Health News. The former health care reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is a member of AHCJ's board of directors and leads the association's Atlanta chapter.

While on The Hartford (Conn.) Courant’s investigative team, Lisa Chedekel gravitated toward health as a beat.

“For me, in-depth stories about health had a more universal and compelling appeal than other beats I’d covered,’’ says Chedekel, who was among a team of Courant reporters that won a Pulitzer for breaking news reporting in 1999.

“Stories on health offer both hard data and real people – the two things that, to me, make the best stories.”

She co-authored a series on mental health in the military that won a Polk Award and the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, and was a 2007 Pulitzer finalist.

Now Chedekel is senior writer and co-founder of the Connecticut Health Investigative Team (C-HIT), a nonprofit news organization.

Here’s a Q&A with Chedekel: Continue reading