Sam Whitehead, correspondent, covers the South for KHN from his base just outside Atlanta. He previously worked as a health care reporter for WABE, where he chronicled the COVID-19 pandemic as host of the award-winning podcast Did You Wash Your Hands? Before that, he was a general assignment reporter and fill-in radio host at Georgia Public Broadcasting. He co-founded a long-running nightly news program on WRFI Community Radio in Ithaca, New York. He’s a graduate of Emory University.