Reporting whiz Steve Sternberg is leaving USA Today for a gig at U.S. News & World Report. Sternberg, who has been with the paper since 1997, has reported on some of the most powerful health and medicine stories of our time: from the Human Genome Project and global health to the aftermath of last year’s earthquake in Haiti, which he covered aboard a U.S. Navy hospital ship. He also pioneered the reporting of hospital and nursing home quality data at the newspaper and led a team that created user-friendly interactive web graphics that enable consumers to compare U.S. hospitals and nursing homes to their peers. At U.S. News Steve will take the position of deputy health rankings editor – a position the magazine created to help expand their rapidly growing portfolio of health rankings projects.
Prior to joining USA Today, Sternberg worked for the Miami Herald and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has earned numerous fellowships and awards, including a 1992 John S. Knight Professional Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University and the American Heart Association’s 2007 Howard L. Lewis lifetime achievement award for journalists.
Congrats to Steve!