David Pittman is a health reporter for POLITICO Pro, covering hospitals, doctors, providers and Medicare payment policy.
Pittman joined POLITICO in May 2014 to help launch its Pro eHealth team, covering all things at the intersection of health care and technology policy. Before that, he served as the lone Washington reporter for the health news website MedPage Today, covering nearly all aspects of health policy from Medicare and Medicaid to the Affordable Care Act and Capitol Hill. He has also covered science and regulatory policy for trade newsletter company FDAnews and the weekly newsmagazine Chemical & Engineering News. Pittman got his start in journalism covering healthcare for the daily newspaper in the West Texas town of Amarillo.
Pittman holds bachelor's degrees in journalism and chemistry from the University of Georgia, where he graduated in 2006. While in Athens, Pittman worked as a staff writer of The Red & Black and eventually became editor-in-chief, pestering school administrators. Like any good Southerner, he prefers his tea sweet, chicken fried and fall Saturdays reserved for college football. He is also surviving as an Atlanta Braves fan in a town full of Washington Nationals supporters.