Rosemary Westwood

Public Health Reporter

Rosemary Westwood is the public reporter for WWNO/WRKF. She was previously a freelance writer specializing in gender and reproductive rights, a radio producer, columnist, magazine writer and podcast host.

Alex Fabrizio Sumpter is a mother of two children, and she’d already endured two miscarriages when she went for the first ultrasound of her latest pregnancy over the summer.

The Louisiana Department of Health has named Dr. Joseph Kanter as the new interim assistant secretary of public health — a job that will see him play a crucial role in managing the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Louisiana native Judge Amy Coney Barrett is poised to deliver a long-sought, solidified conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court that could set the court’s trajectory for decades.

The news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death hit Michelle Erenberg as if it were a death in her own family.

People with family members in Louisiana nursing homes will soon be able to visit their loved ones for the first time since March.

The family of Trayford Pellerin, a Black man killed by Lafayette police, is pressing a federal court to allow the release of police body camera footage.

Louisiana’s churches and businesses will be able to expand their capacity and some bars will be allowed to reopen under new restrictions in Phase 3 of Louisiana’s reopening plan announced by Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday.

COVID-19 vaccine trials are underway in Louisiana, but there’s a national concern that these clinical trials won’t reflect the country’s racial and ethnic make-up.

Louisiana will move to Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan Friday, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced on Thursday.

Dr. Alex Billioux, Louisiana’s assistant secretary of health for the Office of Public Health and a key leader in the response to the coronavirus pandemic, will resign at the end of the month.