Thank you, Megan Hall!
Today marks the last day on the job here at Rhode Island Public Radio for healthcare reporter Megan Hall, who’s been a stalwart during the station’s growth and evolution in recent years.
Megan doesn’t just possess the characteristics of an excellent reporter — diligence, curiosity, and intelligence — she’s skilled at creating the sound-rich portraits that are the signature of public radio. My personal favorite is the piece she did in 2010 on the Girls Rock Camp, an illustration of how radio has other media beat when it comes to telling some stories.
Megan’s done great work in covering healthcare in Rhode Island, whether it involved the ongoing debate over medical marjuana, eye-popping compensation for a local CEO, or what’s new with former state official Gary Alexander.
I know I can speak on behalf of my newsroom colleagues in saying we’ll miss Megan most not just because she’s an excellent journalist. She’s a joyful, light-hearted person who has brightened our days with her humor and grace.
Megan’s heading off to work for Rhode Island’s healthcare exchange, the implementation of the federal healthcare reform, and the search is on for her successor. We wish our friend well in her new adventure and know she’ll be successful at whatever she puts her mind to.