Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress
Julie Rovner 2004
NPRJulie Rovner is a health policy journalist who has covered Capitol Hill since 1986. She is currently a part-time health policy correspondent for National Public Radio and a special correspondent for National Journal's CongressDaily.
Previously, Rovner covered health and human services for the Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report, specializing in health care financing, abortion, welfare, and disability issues. She has been a contributor to The Lancet, and her columns on patients' rights for the magazine Business and Health won her a share of the 1999 Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award. Rovner has appeared on television on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, CNN, C-Span, MSNBC, and NOW with Bill Moyers.
Her articles have appeared in dozens of national newspapers and magazines, including The Washington Post, USA Today, Modern Maturity, and The Saturday Evening Post. The second edition of her award-winning 1999 reference book, Health Care Politics and Policy A-Z, was published in November, 2003. Rovner is also co-author of the book Managed Care Strategies 1997, and has contributed to several other books.
Born and raised in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, Rovner graduated with honors from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a degree in Political Science. She currently resides in North Bethesda, Maryland.