Speaker profile

Rose Hoban

Rose Hoban is publisher of North Carolina Health News

Hoban spent more than six years as the health reporter for North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC, where she covered health care, state health policy, science and research with a focus on public health issues.She left to start North Carolina Health News after watching many of her professional peers Hoban took a circuitous route into journalism—after a decade of practicing nursing, she put down her stethoscope, picked up a pen, and enrolled at UC Berkeley’s journalism school.

While at Berkeley, she also earned a master’s in public health policy. Hoban has also aired stories on PRI’s The World, NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and News and Notes, Living on Earth, the California Report and KQED FM news.

She’s also published in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times, and the Anchorage Daily News and in the North Carolina Medical Journal. She spent three years as a weekly freelance contributor to Voice of America radio news, where she wrote about research and international public health issues.

Hoban’s work has been recognized both regionally and nationally with numerous awards, including the broadcast journalism’s highest award—the Columbia-DuPont, a Gracie Award, an Edward R Morrow award, and a Society for Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade award. In 2010, she was awarded a fellowship by the Association of Health Care Journalists to do in-depth reporting on North Carolina’s mental health system. She has also been a Knight Digital Media Fellow.

Hoban has an undergraduate degree in architecture from Columbia and another in nursing from the Catholic University of America. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, a computer scientist.