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Jackie Fortiér is the Health Reporter for KPCC and LAist.com. Jackie comes to KPCC from StateImpact Oklahoma, where she covered health and the health care industry. She was a 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fellow of the Association of Health Care Journalists.
Jackie is a former young professional fellow of the Journalism and Women’s Symposium, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Reporters Without Borders, and a lifetime member of Kappa Tau Alpha, awarded for her thesis on disability and technology in news reporting. She was also part of a team recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists with a Sigma Delta Chi award for excellence in breaking news reporting. She has a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder.