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Reporter, Sammy Mack

Sammy Mack believes in the power of public health storytelling. She comes to the Healthy State Collaborative from 91.3 WLRN, South Florida’s NPR news station, where she previously worked as a morning producer for WLRN/Miami Herald News.At the same time, Mack was an assistant producer on The Florida Roundup–a live, weekly news panel show. She’s also an assistant producer with Under the Sun, a radio features program telling the stories of South Florida. Prior to becoming a radio producer, Mack was a print journalist. Her writing has appeared in Global Health, HealthNewsFlorida.org, Gambit Weekly, MAP Magazine, Gulfshore Life, Philadelphia Weekly, the St. Petersburg Times and other publications. Mack earned a master’s degree in public health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, La. While in New Orleans, Mack was a health reporter for the Gambit Weekly, covering post-Katrina public health stories. Mack was a writing fellow during the 2008 Poynter Summer Fellowship for Young Journalists.

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