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 crisis to 19th century horse thieves. 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 99% Invisible, CriminalNPR's Morning Edition, All Things ConsideredThe AtlanticPRI's The World, Here & NowKaiser Health News and Dos Mundos Bilingual Newspaper. She is the recipient of multiple national radio honors, including a 2017 regional Edward R. Murrow award for a documentary about Legionnaires’ disease. 

Before Philly, Elana was a reporter at KCUR in Kansas City. 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