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Brie Zeltner

YMG Director, Content and Programs

Brie Zeltner is a health journalist with 15 years of experience at The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer covering public health, with a particular focus on health disparities and the impact of poverty on the health of the city’s children.


Her years-long reporting on lead poisoning in Cleveland with Rachel Dissell recently led to the passage of a law that will, for the first time, protect children in rental housing in the city from exposure to lead. 


She is the winner of the New York Academy of Medicine's 2015 inaugural Urban Journalism Award, a USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism national fellow, and Association of Healthcare Journalists regional fellow. Zeltner lives in Ohio with her husband and son, where she is gradually turning the backyard into an organic garden.

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