NYT’s Robert Pear to join policy expert Ed Grossman for Poynter Talk

The caduceus symbol combined with the scales of justice, and the Poynter Fellowship logo.

Robert Pear, a domestic correspondent at The New York Times, will discuss his over 40-year career at the newspaper at Yale on Monday, March 5, as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Pear’s talk, “Four Decades Reporting on Health Care for the New York Times,” will take place from 12:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Rm. 120 of the Sterling Law Building, 127 Wall St. Pear will be joined by Ed Grossman, former deputy and senior legislative counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the event will be moderated by Abbe Gluck, professor of law and faculty director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, which is co-sponsoring the event. 

Pear has been a domestic correspondent at The New York Times Washington bureau since he joined the paper in 1979. His coverage has included a host of issues: the Justice Department, social policy, health care, civil rights, immigration, and foreign policy. But he is best known for his coverage of health policy and health care. Before joining the Times, Pear was a reporter for five years at the Washington Star.

Grossman served in a number of roles in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 2017, when, upon his retirement, the House passed a resolution honoring him for “distinguished public service.” He drafted several laws regarding Medicare, Medicaid, and other health care policy matters.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellows are Ian Johnson, Margot Sanger-Katz, and Susan Glasser.