Jackie Fortiér

Health Reporter

Jackie Fortiér is the Health Reporter for KPCC and LAist.com. Jackie comes to KPCC from StateImpact Oklahoma, where she covered health and the health care industry. She was a 2019 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fellow of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Jackie is a former young professional fellow of the Journalism and Women’s Symposium, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and a lifetime member of Kappa Tau Alpha, awarded for her thesis on disability and technology in news reporting. She was also part of a team recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists with a Sigma Delta Chi award for excellence in breaking news reporting. She has a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Stories by Jackie Fortiér

Eviction Threats, Lockdown And Loneliness In Nursing Homes Amid COVID-19

Under near constant video surveillance, she'll only talk on her cell phone when she's sure no one can overhear. She eats her meals alone and spends most of her time in her room. She feels like she's in prison, not a nursing home.

LA County Nursing Homes Have Been Hit Hard By The Pandemic. We Dive Into Why And What Can Be Improved

The coronavirus has thrown nursing homes into the spotlight.