Communicating and analyzing health and medical news and features for both general and professional audiences.Charter Member and Past President, Association of Health Care Journalists
Selected Clients and Projects
Independent Health Journalist Portland, Oregon
2004 - 2005
Interim Executive Director, Assn. of Health Care Journalists
Responsible for supervising service to 800+ members in the US and internationally, the AHCJ National Conference, and grant projects of the Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism.
1998 - 1999
Kaiser Family Foundation Media Fellow
Project: Analysis of Tobacco Education Campaigns
1987 - 1997
CNN Medical Correspondent Atlanta, Georgia
Responsible for researching, reporting and anchoring medical news and feature programs, reports and documentaries; advised network on medical and health news
1983 - 1986
CNN Correspondent Los Angeles, California
Responsible for coverage of general news and features; stories included first scientific report of the Antarctic ozone hole, Voyager probe fly-bys of outer planets, Halley's Comet, 1985 Mexico City earthquake
1980 - 1983
CNN "Holtz Bureau" Portland, Oregon
Monitored and reported NW news in the earliest years of CNN, including the eruptions of Mt. St. Helens
Trivia: My first story was a live report on July 10, 1980 from Anchorage, AK when President Carter announced that hostage Richard Queen would be released by Iranian Ayatollah Khomeini due to illness. CNN had been broadcasting for only six weeks.
1978 - 1980
KENI-TV (now KTUU) Anchor/Reporter Anchorage, Alaska
1974 - 1976
KZSU-FM News (1976 News Director) Stanford, California
1973 - 1974
WPEA-FM News Anchor Exeter, New Hampshire
Association of Health Care Journalists
Board Member and Past President
Member, National Association of Science Writers, nasw.org
Put It Away!:
Using media attention to promote a ban on Self-Service Tobacco Displays.
A perspective on the social, economic and cultural aspects of tobacco use.
Turning the Rebellion:
How Florida tried to incite teens against tobacco.
Florida's Anti-Smoking Stumble:
Science, Politics and the Florida Tobacco Pilot Program.
Oregon's Measure 44:
Political alliances supporting creation of a tobacco control program.
These reports can be viewed at https://holtzreport.com/tob_links.htm
National Emmys: Olympic Bomb & Oklahoma City Bombing
National Easter Seal Society: coverage of disability issues
American Cancer Society: Cancer & Poverty series
WorldFest Houston - Finalist: CNN Presents “Perfect People”
American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors: ScriptDoctor Column
Oregon MPH, Master of Public Health, Health Education/Promotion, 2002
Stanford University, BA, Broadcast Communication, minor: Physics, 1978
Phillips Exeter Academy, graduated cum laude, 1974
School Year Abroad, Langenhagen, Germany, 1973
Multnomah County Bicycle & Pedestrian Citizen's Advisory Committee
German Language Studies
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