Emmy-winning reporter Gillian Neff is an anchor and “12 on Health” reporter for News 12 Connecticut.
She regularly seeks out stories that will help viewers make informed health care choices. She spotlights medical cases that have had remarkable outcomes or cases in which patients have run into major obstacles such as denial of health insurance coverage or a medical mishap.
Gillian has won numerous awards, most recently for “Julie’s Journey,” a special report about a child who was permanently adopted after being bounced from one foster home to another for over a decade. She has also won awards for “Cardiac Crisis,” her coverage of a cutting edge treatment to preserve the brain function of a young man who went into cardiac arrest; and “Blood Working for You,” an ongoing series in which Gillian works for Southwestern Connecticut residents while they donate blood.
On the 12th of every month, as part of the News 12 Connecticut and St. V's Swim Across the Sound Best Friends on 12 reminder, Gillian gets the word out on breast self-exams and reports on the latest treatments for breast cancer.
Gillian also has won awards for the weekend 12 on Health program that she hosts and co-produces. Winning programs have included: “Unlocking Language,” a demonstration of techniques used to help children with autism communicate; "Healthy Debate," which put a trial lawyer face to face with an orthopedic surgeon to discuss the medical malpractice crisis; "East Meets West in Health Care," a demonstration of complementary treatments like acupuncture and massage.
Before joining News 12 Connecticut in 1999, Gillian was a reporter at Long Island-based WLNY-TV. Prior to that, she was a vice president at New York City-based Edelman Worldwide where she specialized in business-to-business public relations.