Joanne McLaughlin is WHYY News’ editor for health + science and suburban coverage. She joined WHYY full time in January 2019, after a four-month stint as interim managing editor at PlanPhilly in 2018. Previously, Joanne was an editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where over the years she supervised coverage of everything from politics and murder, to sports and interior design, to fashion and financial markets, to Pulitzer Prize-finalist architecture criticism. Her outside-journalism resume includes three published vampire novels, two published short stories, and a mystery novel-in-progress; as vice president of a musicians-management firm and record company, she applied her creative talents to publicizing blues artists and producing and promoting their work. A Penn State graduate, she lives in Philadelphia.