Anna SpidelReporter, KBIA and Side Effects
Anna Spidel is a health reporter for the KBIA Health & Wealth desk. A proud Michigander, Anna hails from Dexter, Michigan and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Michigan State University in 2022. Previously, she worked with member station Michigan Radio as an assistant producer on Stateside. In addition to her work covering a wide range of health issues across the state of Missouri, Anna also works with Side Effects Public Media to cover health care on a national scale. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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