WUSF’s Carol Gentry Retiring from Health News Florida

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WUSF’s Carol Gentry Retiring from Health News Florida

Founder of health publication celebrated as trailblazer for health journalism
 

Carol GentryTAMPA, Fla. (August 15, 2017)

Culminating a multi-decade career covering the complex topic of health care, Carol Gentry is retiring from WUSF Public Media’s Health News Florida.

Gentry single-handedly created Health News Florida in 2006 as an independent non-profit health journalism publication, and in 2012, Gentry joined the WUSF family when she brought Health News Florida into the fold of WUSF Public Media. Since the publication’s beginning, Gentry has asked the tough questions and informed consumers about the health care systems that impact people’s lives.

Her most recent story was an analysis of Florida doctors whose insurance companies have paid out multiple times on malpractice claims, and exemplifies the kind of watchdog journalism she has conducted her entire career.

“It’s been a privilege to have Carol as part of the WUSF family,” said WUSF General Manager JoAnn Urofsky. “For years, she has been a trailblazer in the realm of non-profit health journalism. She not only helped shed light on the exceptionally complex topic of health care, she was able to untangle and explain how this important subject affected the lives of our audience. We will miss her wealth of knowledge and passion for investigative reporting, and we wish Carol only the best in her next chapter. Congratulations on a truly wonderful career.”

Gentry has four decades of experience covering health finance and policy. She has worked for a number of newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, the Tampa Bay Times, the Tampa Tribune and the Orlando Sentinel.

About WUSF Public Media

WUSF Public Media is a comprehensive media organization that provides media services to the community and businesses through public broadcasting and multi-media production services.  Licensed to the University of South Florida, WUSF Public Media serves the public interest through programming, educational outreach and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.wusf.org.

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