Jayne O’Donnell

Healthcare Policy Reporter, USA Today

Jayne O’Donnell is USA TODAY’s healthcare policy reporter. She focuses on the Affordable Care Act and other policies and programs that affect consumers’ health, insurance coverage and drug costs.

She is also the co-founder of a new journalism training program for Washington, D.C. and Baltimore high school students – Urban Health Media Project – headquartered at Howard University and funded by the Kellogg Foundation.

An author, TV contributor and freelance writer, Jayne’s work has appeared in Woman’s Day. Good Housekeeping and Parents and she has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, NPR and C-Span. She has also won several public service and journalism awards for her work, most notably for her 1996 articles on the dangers air bags posed to children. That reporting prompted the government’s actions to make them safer, including the “smart” air bags and warning labels in every new vehicle.