Elana profile

Elana Gordon is a reporter at WHYY in Philadelphia and a founding member of the station's weekly health and science show, The Pulse. She covers everything from confusing medical bills to the region's drug epidemic. She loves editing sound and seeing how close she can get her recorder to an MRI machine. If you can't find her, she's probably lost in some old medical library. 

In addition to WHYY, you can find her work on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered99% Invisible, Criminal, The AtlanticPRI's The World, Here & NowKaiser Health News and Dos Mundos Bilingual Newspaper. 

Before Philly, Elana was at KCUR in Kansas City. The Pitch named her Best Reporter in 2013. Prior to radio, she worked at one of the nation's largest free health clinics. She holds a dual degree in music and political science from Barnard College. It was there that she first caught the radio bug as an occasional late night music host for WKCR's In All Languages.

  • Email: egordon@whyy.org
  • Twitter: @elana_gordon