NY Times Taps Celia Dugger to Lead Health Care Coverage

The Times vet will oversee a new team.

The New York Times has tapped Celia Dugger to oversee its health care coverage.

Dugger has been with the Times since 1991. She most recently served as science editor, a role she’ll continue to hold.

In a note to staffers, Times executive editor Dean Baquet and managing editor Joe Kahn laid out the details of Dugger’s role:

Health reporters from Business Day, National and Science will join together to form a team reporting to Celia. She will also work with reporters covering health issues and their editors in the Washington bureau, The Upshot and across the newsroom. She will be expanding her team in the coming months. Well will also report to Celia, but will remain a self-contained operation that has been a model for the kinds of coverage we want to encourage across the Times.