Susan Dentzer is an on-air correspondent with PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," where she leads a unit dedicated to providing in-depth coverage of health care,health policy and Social Security reform.
The health unit, begun in 1998, was awarded the 2000 Robinson Electronic Media Award by the American Psychiatric Association for its report on schizophrenia. The unit is funded by a grant from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
Prior to joining "The NewsHour" in July 1998, Dentzer was chief economics correspondent and economics columnist for U.S. News & World Report, where she served from 1987 to 1997. In a series of columns and stories for U.S. News, she reported extensively on the debate over reforming and partially "privatizing" Social Security and over such health policy issues as regulation of managed care. Before joining U.S. News, Dentzer was at Newsweek, where she was a senior writer covering business news until 1987. She has also been a frequent contributor to such publications as Modern Maturity and Working Woman magazines.
Dentzer's work in television has included appearances as a regular analyst on ABC's "Nightline" and PBS' "Washington Week in Review." She has also been a panelist on such CNN shows as "Late Edition," "Inside Politics" and "CNN & Company," as well as on "The McLaughlin Group," "FOX Morning News," and C-SPAN.
Dentzer's writing has earned her several fellowships. As a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University during the 1986-87 academic year, she studied health economics and other disciplines. As a US-Japan Leadership Program Fellow in 1991, Dentzer conducted research on US-Japan economic relations and the effects of the aging Japanese population. She detailed her findings in a series of stories for U.S. News.
A magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Dentzer is the chairman of the Dartmouth board of trustees. She is also a trustee of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a director of the Japan Society of New York. She holds an honorary Master of Arts degree from Dartmouth and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio.
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