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Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Sheryl Gay Stolberg is the Health Policy Correspondent for The New York Times.

Based in Washington, Ms. Stolberg has had a long and varied career with The Times as a science correspondent; a national correspondent; a White House correspondent, covering the administrations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama; and a Washington correspondent, specializing in political features writing.

Ms. Stolberg joined The Times in 1997 to cover science and health policy, and spent five years writing extensively on bioethics issues, including cloning, the death of a gene therapy patient, stem cell research and an experimental artificial heart. She switched to government in 2002, and since then has profiled dozens of prominent figures in Washington, politics and culture — including Supreme Court justices, a Broadway producer, a C.I.A. agent and presidential candidates. She was a lead author of The Times’s 2012 Long Run series of biographical profiles of that year’s Republican presidential contenders, including Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney.

In her most recent role as Mid-Atlantic bureau chief, she focused on America’s cities, notably Baltimore, covering issues of race and policing surrounding the death of Freddie Gray.

Ms. Stolberg came to The Times from The Los Angeles Times, where she shared in two Pulitzer Prizes won by that newspaper’s Metro staff, for coverage of the 1992 riots that followed the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the beating of Rodney King, and the devastating 1994 Northridge earthquake. At The New York Times, she shared in a 2009 Gerald Loeb Award for financial journalism, for coverage of President Bush’s role in the mortgage meltdown, as part of a 2008 series, The Reckoning.

She has longstanding interests in women’s issues and gay rights, topics on which she has written frequently during her two decades with The Times. She is the proud mother of two daughters, and loves stories that involve politics, art, culture and history.

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