Michelle Levander

Michelle Levander

Editor and Founding Director

My life has been enriched by work as a reporter, editor and, currently, as a journalism educator.

In 2004, I became founding director of USC Annenberg's Center for Health Journalism. Before that I worked in daily journalism in California at the San Jose Mercury News and in Asia for the Asian Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine Asia. I also spent a year in Mexico, studying and later writing about immigrants and the tug North as an Inter American Press Association Fellow at El Colegio de Mexico and El Colegio de Michoacan. I'm a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and UC Berkeley.

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