Alexa Hornbeck

Alexa Hornbeck

Alexa Hornbeck was a health care reporter for The Well News from March 2021 to August 2022. She has experience covering health and medicine topics. Her reporting focused on stories at the intersection of health, politics, social trends and science. She tracked health policy changes, women’s health and telemedicine news. 

Prior to joining the TWN, Hornbeck worked for hyper local publications in San Francisco, California, and New York City. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she received graduate degrees in public health and journalism. Her undergraduate degree was completed in literary studies at The New School in New York City. 

Recent Work

March 29, 2021
by Alexa Hornbeck
Posting Vaccine Cards Online Could Attract Scammers

As vaccine eligibility expands to those 16 and over in many states, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning those... Read More

As vaccine eligibility expands to those 16 and over in many states, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning those getting shots against posting photos of their vaccine cards online.  “I’ve seen people wanting to be proud and show off that they got their first vaccine,... Read More

March 26, 2021
by Alexa Hornbeck
Tribal Communities Have ‘Worst of Both Worlds’ in Pandemic

A recent Harvard study found that when it came to the combined economic and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic,... Read More

A recent Harvard study found that when it came to the combined economic and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, tribal communities “are having the worst of both worlds at the same time.” On Thursday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee grappled with how... Read More

March 23, 2021
by Alexa Hornbeck
Senate Vote for Gun Violence Reform is Complicated by Filibuster

WASHINGTON-  The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on common sense gun prevention after two mass shootings occurred in... Read More

WASHINGTON-  The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on common sense gun prevention after two mass shootings occurred in Atlanta and Boulder this past week.  Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., started the hearing with a moment of silence and a call to action. “We are senate... Read More

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