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2014 Keynote Speaker Andrew Seaman

Reuters International online journalist Andrew Seaman will be the keynote speaker for the Bigler Conference

Andrew Seaman is a reporter covering healthcare and healthcare policy for Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news provider.

Before coming to Reuters’s New York headquarters in 2011, he covered the implementation of the Affordable Care Act from the company’s Washington, D.C., bureau. While there, he also served as a weekend White House press pool reporter.

Seaman is a 2011 graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he was named “Student of the Year,” which is awarded to “a student whose energy and talent make him or her an example of a superior Columbia Journalism graduate.”

As a Toni Stabile Fellow at Columbia, his studies focused on investigative reporting at the university’s center for investigative journalism.

His work has appeared – among other places – in The Washington Post, Politico, The Washington Times and USA TODAY, where he completed two internships and worked as a contract writer for three years.

Seaman chairs the Society of Professional Journalists’ Awards and Honors Committee and also sits on the organization’s ethics and Generation J committees. He also sits on the membership committee for the Association of Health Care Journalists and a nominating board for the Shorty Awards.

He is a native of Forest City, Pa., and a graduate of Wilkes University.

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