Elana Gordon


The World

Elana Gordon is a reporter at The World.

Elana Gordon covers global health at The World.

She also moderates a regular online discussion series about the pandemic that has garnered millions of views through an ongoing partnership between The World and The Studio at Harvard’s Chan School. 

Elana has spent her journalism career digging into the complexities of health care, inequities, as well as how we live and die. Her stories have been featured on NPR, Kaiser Health News, The Washington Post, and the podcasts “Undark,” “99% Invisible” and “Criminal.” She is a founding member of WHYY’s health and science show, “The Pulse,” and was a 2018-19 Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT. 

Elana’s reporting on drugs and addiction has taken her across the world, from Vancouver to Lisbon. She is the recipient of multiple Public Media Journalist Association and Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.