Jason deBruyn has been the WUNC health reporter since 2020, and has been in the WUNC newsroom since 2016. In his role covering health, deBruyn focuses not only on the COVID-19 pandemic, but also on disparities in health outcomes, hospital competition, social determinants of health, and the ongoing push to expand Medicaid in North Carolina. Prior to joining WUNC, he covered the business of health care and pharmaceuticals for Triangle Business Journal in Raleigh, North Carolina, an affiliate of the American City Business Journals network. His reporting roots trace to the Enquirer-Journal, a community newspaper in Monroe, North Carolina.