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Loyola Law School,
Los Angeles

Juris Doctor

University of California, Davis
B.A. Political Science/Public Policy

career summary

Stephanie O'Neill is a multi-platform journalist and native of California. Her career includes more than two decades reporting for public radio, public television, newspapers and magazines. Her work has won awards from the Associated Press Television and Radio Association, the Los Angeles Press Club, the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club and an Association of Health Care Journalists-California Health Journalism Fellowship. Stephanie has a B.A. in political science and a law degree

professional experience

Health Care Reporter
Southern California Public Radio
September 2011 to present

On-air and online health care reporter for KPCC, the nation's second-largest NPR affiliate station, which covers Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties. Duties involve producing news, feature and live reports on health issues for newscasts and talk shows; participating in live Q & A's with talk show hosts and moderating health-related panels before live audiences at KPCC and at universities and community forums throughout Los Angeles.

PBS Television
July 2002 to August 2011

On-air correspondent/producer for regional, statewide and national news shows. They included: California Connected, a weekly statewide news magazine that featured in-depth reports on news, features and policy issues in California; Life & Times, a nightly news program produced by KCET that focused on news and features in Southern California; California Heartland and America's Heartland, statewide and national weekly shows produced by KVIE on agricultural stories.

March 2007 to April 2010

Specialized in legal and finance articles for LifeScript, named by the New York Times as one of the top 15 websites for women's health and lifestyle issues.

Los Angeles Bureau Chief
KQED Public Media
July 2000 to July 2002

Responsible for establishing and launching the Los Angeles Bureau of the award-winning California Report, produced by KQED in San Francisco. The show airs on public radio stations throughout California. Duties included daily on-air reporting of produced and live news and feature stories; coordinating, assigning and editing freelancer stories and providing on-air stories to National Public Radio.

Law Clerk
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office - Central Trials 11
Fall 1997

Conducted dozens of felony preliminary trials in the Los Angeles County DA's busiest criminal trial division while studying at Loyola Law School. Responsibilities included daily review of calendared cases, preparing witnesses and interviewing them in court.

Freelance On-Air Reporter/Producer and Writer
Public Radio, Newspapers, Magazines, Online
July 1991 to 2011

Traveled nationwide to report and produce hundreds of stories for national and international shows. Clients included: NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Living on Earth; the Christian Science Monitor's Worldwide Monitor Radio; American Public Media's Marketplace; Associated Press Radio; the BBC and CBS Radio's The Osgood File. Reported on high-profile court cases, the environment, politics, business and general assignment features and news, including various earthquakes, floods and fires. Also wrote numerous enterprise pieces for print publications that included New York Lawyer Magazine, Consumer Reports Travel Letter, Columbia Journalism Review and the Los Angeles Times.

General Assignment Reporter/Producer
Cal-Net, statewide public radio in California
November 1988 to July 1991

Helped launch California's first statewide public radio network. Reported on general news and features throughout California and assigned and edited freelancer stories for the show's half-hour daily magazine. The award-wining program aired on more than 50 stations statewide.

Reporter/Staff Writer
Los Angeles Times
January 1986 to November 1988

Covered the state legislature, bureaucracy and administration of Gov. George Deukmejian for the Times' Sacramento bureau. Covered courts, police and features for the paper's Glendale bureau.

News Writer/Weekend Assignment Editor
KOVR-TV, Sacramento
August 1984 to July 1986

Wrote for multiple daily newscasts. Assigned news crews and coordinated weekend news coverage.

Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif.
September 1979 to October 1983

General assignment news reporter and columnist on running. Began job at age 16 as the youngest staff writer hired by the paper.


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