WNYC receives $1M grant for new health reporting unit

New York’s WNYC-FM has received a $1 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a new reporting unit focused on health issues. The unit will cover healthy living and wellness, the policy and economics of health care, and medical science and discovery. WNYC will use the grant to hire reporters, producers, editors and audience-development specialists. Content created by the unit will be featured on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show and the station’s local editions of Morning Edition and All Things Considered. The reporting will also be featured nationally on WNYC and Public Radio International’s The Takeaway and on American Public Media’s Marketplace.