Gisele Grayson is a deputy editor on NPR's science desk. She edits general science, environmental coverage and health policy.
From 2011 to 2018, she ran the NPR side of a collaboration with Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service focused on health care policy and politics. The collaboration includes more than 30 reporters from public radio stations across the country who cover everything from health care trends to major health care legislation. This team has provided extensive coverage of both the Affordable Care Act and all the efforts to change the health law.
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.