Gisele Grayson is a senior producer for NPR's science desk. She runs the NPR side of a collaboration with Kaiser Health News (KHN), a nonprofit news service focused on health care policy and politics. She and her counterpart at KHN work with more than 30 reporters from public radio stations across the country to cover everything from health care trends to major health care legislation. This team has provided extensive coverage of both the Affordable Care Act and current GOP efforts to change the health law.
Since it began in 2011, the collaboration has produced hundreds of stories for NPR, KHN and local stations. The collaboration has strengthened local reporting by providing broader context, and helped NPR's coverage represent what's happening outside Washington.
Grayson started her NPR career in June, 2001. She contributed to NPR's coverage of the September 11 attacks and the anthrax attacks later that fall. Then, she went into the field with many different reporters to produce stories that ranged from the tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, to black lung in West Virginia, to dinosaurs and the Y chromosome. Grayson also spent a month in Mississippi working on stories about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2008, she traveled around the country with Linda Wertheimer talking to voters. She has worked on All Things Considered, produced live election night coverage in 2010 and won a national health care reporting award for producing a story on osteopenia with reporter Alix Spiegel.
Before working at NPR, Grayson worked for various law firms in Washington, DC and New York and spent six years at The Conference Board in New York. Grayson graduated from Wesleyan University and has a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University.