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Andrew Holtz

Andrew Holtz, MPH

Health Journalist

Former CNN Medical Correspondent Andrew Holtz is an independent journalist covering health and medicine from Portland, Oregon. He is a Board Member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, Holtz was AHCJ President from 2000 to 2004 and served as Interim Executive Director from 2004 to 2005.

His new book, "The Medical Science of House, M.D." will be published in Oct. 2006.

He has contributed articles on policy issues affecting health and health care to Oncology Times. He authored a new introduction for the re-issue of “How to Live 365
Days a Year,”
a classic health advice bestseller that popularized concepts of mind-body connections in health.

Holtz hosted and co-produced Taking the Pulse, a pilot series of health policy programs on Oregon Public Broadcasting. He also hosted HoltzReport: Battle for Cancer for the Fuji TV network in Japan. He was Tobacco Issues Editor for InTouch magazine. His work has also appeared on the PBS television program HealthWeek, Medical Detectives on TLC and websites including Reuters Health.

Andrew Holtz was a 1998 Kaiser Media Fellow. The Kaiser Family Foundation grant supported research into tobacco control campaigns, in conjunction with Masters of Public Health studies at Portland State University and the Oregon Health Sciences University.

Prior to returning home to Portland, Andrew Holtz worked out of the CNN headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to reporting daily medical news and
features, he co-anchored the Your Health program. He reported and anchored documentaries on topics including genetic research, the body’s internal clock,
Alzheimer’s Disease, and how the collapse of communism affected public health in Eastern Europe. He received a national Emmy awards for his part in CNN’s coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing and the Olympic park bombing.

Andrew Holtz began his CNN career in Portland, Oregon covering the eruptions of Mt. St. Helens just as the network was launched in 1980. He was a Correspondent in CNN’s Los Angeles bureau before joining the Health Unit in Atlanta. Holtz began his TV career as a reporter and lead anchor at KENI-TV (now KTUU) in Anchorage, Alaska.

During 1986 and 1987, Andrew Holtz and his wife spent 10 months circling the globe, including several months spent in eastern and southern Africa.

Andrew Holtz earned a Master of Public Health degree in the Oregon MPH program. His thesis research explored antismoking campaigns directed at youth. Holtz received his BA from Stanford University. He majored in broadcast communication and was News Director of radio station KZSU-FM. He minored in physics. He graduated Cum Laude from the Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. Holtz attended the School Year Abroad program in Langenhagen, Germany.

Andrew Holtz is married and has two children. He is an avid bicyclist and chairs the Multnomah County Bicycle & Pedestrian Citizens Advisory Committee.

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