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Welcome Gabrielle Emanuel to the Science Desk

Gabrielle Emanuel, Global Health Correspondent
Gabrielle Emanuel
Gabrielle Emanuel, Global Health Correspondent

In a note to newsroom staff, Vikki Valentine, Chief Science Editor, shared the following announcement:

Please join me in welcoming Gabrielle Emanuel, our new global health correspondent. 

Gabrielle comes to us from WBUR, where she was a senior health and science reporter and where she produced award-winning accountability reporting on Massachusetts' faltering shelter system for homeless families. Many of these families were new arrivals from Haiti and in a series of stories, Gabrielle profiled the impossible circumstances and challenges they faced as they navigated their new lives in the U.S.

Prior to WBUR, Gabrielle spent several years as a reporter at GBH and worked with the NPR Ed team as a reporting fellow. In fact, her new role as a network correspondent is a homecoming – Gabrielle got her start in journalism with our Kroc Fellowship. (She was on the verge of becoming a professional woodworker – handicraft is key to all!)

Before Stacey Foxwell snapped her up into the NPR family (thank you Stacey!), Gabrielle worked overseas researching discrimination against women with HIV in Bamako, Mali; microfinance in Lucknow; and the impact of kids leaving school to care for sick relatives in Kampala, Uganda.   

Gabrielle has a BA in history from Dartmouth, where she focused on Native American integration policy,  and a PH.D. in social policy from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Gabrielle starts today and will be working at HQ in DC this week, just in time for our science desk fly-in.  After that, she will be working remotely from her home outside Boston, where she continues the NPR global health correspondent tradition of living on a small farm with goats.

Welcome Gabrielle! We are thrilled to be working with you.

-- Vikki

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Vikki Valentine
Vikki Valentine is a senior supervising editor on NPR's science desk. She oversees the network's health coverage across broadcast and digital platforms. Previously, Valentine was the network's climate change, energy, and environment editor and in this role was a recipient of a 2012 DuPont Award for coverage of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.