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

Gray wolf protection ending

With a stable population of 4,000 wolves in the region, Minnesota may establish a hunting season by next fall.

Updated: December 21, 2011, - 11:12 PM

GOP caucus fires state environment panel director

Authority of GOP caucus over LCCMR is in dispute.

Updated: December 21, 2011, - 09:45 AM

Wind farm tensions flare over eagle study

Developer says turbines can be made safe for protected species.

Updated: December 16, 2011, - 11:25 PM

Advocates urge closing of lock at Ford Dam to stop Asian carp

State and federal authorities should permanently close the Mississippi River lock at the Twin Cities Ford Dam to slow the spread of Asian carp, a coalition of Minnesota conservation groups said this week.

Updated: December 16, 2011, - 12:06 AM

Silver carp DNA found farther upriver

Discovery past Coon Rapids Dam has state planning to speed up fight.

Updated: December 12, 2011, - 01:20 AM

3M chemicals down sharply in east metro residents

State called study "good news'' as other research raised concern.

Updated: December 06, 2011, - 11:22 PM

Shot fells elusive cougar chased out of a culvert

The case is being investigated for possible charges. Mountain lions are protected in Minnesota.

Updated: December 01, 2011, - 11:54 PM

Dinosaur find is no hollow feat

Macalester College paleontologist Kristi Curry Rogers drilled a hole in a 65-million-year-old dinosaur bone to help explain how dinosaurs survived.

Updated: November 30, 2011, - 06:12 AM

Obituary: Marilyn Gorlin, a stalwart of the DFL Party

Golden Valley resident was among the first party leaders to support McCarthy over Humphrey.

Updated: November 28, 2011, - 09:20 PM

High crop prices threat to nature?

Grain prices are tempting farmers to plow up protected land, even as conservation subsidies shrink. Experts say 2012 is likely to be a tipping point for conservation across the Upper Midwest.

Updated: November 28, 2011, - 12:06 PM

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