Josephine Marcotty

Investigative reporter | Health
Phone: 612-673-7394
Josephine Marcotty is a medical writer and investigative reporter based on the Star Tribune’s health team. She specializes in coverage of reproductive health, transplant medicine and infectious diseases. Marcotty holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Michigan. She came to the Star Tribune in 1979 and has worked as a business reporter and as a health and science editor. She became a medical writer in 1999. Her work on the series “Your Choice: Health Care’s New Era,” received a National Headliner Award in 2009. She was honored by the Minnesota Associated Press in 2003 for “Cory’s Legacy,” the story of a transplant. She has received numerous awards for her coverage of mental illness in Minnesota. Before coming to the Star Tribune, Marcotty was a reporter at the Dayton Daily News in Ohio.

Recent content from Josephine Marcotty

Sept. 28, 2013: Minnesota moose die from wolves, ticks, abandonment and disease

The first year of a landmark study found higher mortality rates than normal and listed several causes. Researchers say more work is needed.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 10:12 PM

Battle for our hearts and minds

Bees are dying due to insecticides, parasites and changes in farming, and that threatens nation's fruit and vegetable crops.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 10:41 AM

NATURE'S DYING MIGRANT WORKERS

Bees are dying due to insecticides, parasites and changes in farming, and that threatens nation's fruit and vegetable crops.

Updated: July 28, 2014, - 01:47 PM

Adversaries on what's killing bees battle for our hearts and minds

Neither side is waiting for conclusive science on what’s killing the honeybee. They’re taking their fight straight to the public in an intensifying battle for the support of the nation’s consumers.

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 07:48 AM

Powerful insecticide turns up in major Midwest rivers

The chemical, which has been linked to bee die-offs, has not been widely discovered in streams and rivers until now.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 11:01 PM

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