From Washington D.C. to Florida: The Rising Stars in Health and Wellness Journalism.


Fortune Welcomes Leake as Health and Wellness Correspondent

Lindsey Leake is a journalist who has recently been appointed as a health and wellness reporter at Fortune magazine. She is also a senior editor for The Science Writer, an online publication affiliated with Johns Hopkins University’s science writing program. Before joining Fortune, Leake worked for USA Today in Florida, where she covered various topics related to health care, science, and technology. She is a member of several professional journalism organizations such as the Association of Health Care Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Science Writers, Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters & Editors.

Leake was born in Washington D.C., raised in its Virginia suburbs and currently resides in Florida. She holds a Master of Arts in Science Writing from Johns Hopkins University, an MA in journalism and digital storytelling from American University, and a BA in Italian with journalism from Princeton University. She also has a certificate in Translation and Intercultural Communication.

On the other hand, Chris Roush serves as the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut after previously holding the position of Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in Business Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. Roush has a background in business journalism having worked for publications such as Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He is also an author of several books including “Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication” and “Thinking Things Over,” which is a biography on former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster.

Both Leake and Roush have made significant contributions to their respective fields through their work experience and academic qualifications.

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