Staff Writer, WebMD, Inc.
A journalist and broadcaster for more than 25 years, Jeff Levine is currently the Washington bureau chief for WebMD. His duties for WebMD include keeping an eye on the latest public policy developments on Capitol Hill and the White House as well as following up on research breakthroughs at the National Institutes of Health.
Jeff worked for CNN in a variety of roles for more than 17 years. Starting in 1989, he was the network's medical and health reporter in Washington, covering stories ranging from the healthcare reform debate to the AIDS epidemic to the controversy over regulating cigarettes.
From 1987 to 1989, Jeff was based at the network's Atlanta headquarters and assigned to breaking stories domestically and abroad, including the trial of televangelist Jim Bakker, the invasion of Panama by American troops, and the turbulent transition to democracy in Haiti.
Jeff was CNN's bureau chief in Jerusalem from 1985 to 1987. Among his big stories: the Israeli involvement in the Iran-Contra affair, an Israeli-Egyptian summit in Alexandria, Egypt, and the rising tide of terrorism against Israel.
As CNN bureau chief in Chicago from 1983 to 1985, he was responsible for the network's coverage of the Midwest, including the rough-and-tumble worlds of Chicago politics, business, and sports.
First exposed to medical reporting in 1981, Jeff became the network's designated correspondent for national health issues, based in Atlanta. He was present as a correspondent in San Francisco when the network signed on the air on June 1, 1980. From that day until his departure from CNN in January 1998, he filed thousands of stories and counted among his sources many individuals with national and international reputations.
During his broadcast career, Jeff has won a number of accolades, including the James D. Watson Lecture Award for covering genetic breakthroughs in 1997.