Virginia Lynne Anderson

Medical and health reporter

BIO OF VIRGINIA LYNNE ANDERSON Anderson has been a daily newspaper reporter for more than two decades. She has covered sports, courts, business and health. She was the lead reporter on a six-part business series that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. She won the Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for best business story for an 11-state region. She specializes in mental health and cancer coverage. She covers the Affordable Care Act for her former full-time employer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as well as writing about juvenile justice issues for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. To become more expert in covering health issues, she studied medical and health reporting at Columbia University, receiving her master’s degree in health reporting on May 21, 2014. She cares deeply about mental health issues and children and young adults.