Amy DePaul

health journalist


Amy DePaul reports primarily on public health issues, particularly those affecting disadvantaged communities in Orange County, Calif. Her multimedia series on immigrant health received an award from the Los Angeles Press Club in the 2014 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was the recipient of a health journalism fellowship in 2013 from the California Endowment and the University of Southern California. Other reporting awards include the National Education Writers Association, Orange County Press Club and the Council on Contemporary Families. Recent articles have been published in a variety of digital publications, including Voice of OC,, Guernica and Al Jazeera English. Her print articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, London Independent and many other daily newspapers. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University and a master’s degree in English literature from UC Irvine. She teaches Reporting for Literary Journalism, Advanced Reporting and Community Reporting at UCI. She also taught news writing at California State University Fullerton and was an adjunct professor of journalism at Miami University of Ohio.