Karl Stark is Director of Content Strategy for Penn LDI, where he focuses on encouraging LDI Fellows to write for the public. Before joining LDI, he worked for more than three decades at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he served as Health Editor, Business News Editor and National/Foreign Editor, among other positions. His reporting on the bankrupt Allegheny health system helped lead to indictments of the top three executives. He also served as President of the Association of Health Care Journalists, the nation's leading group of health reporters and editors. He is a co-author of AHCJ's "Covering the Quality of Health Care – A Resource Guide for Journalists" and leads a session on covering hospital finances at AHCJ's annual meeting. He is a graduate of Yale University where he played varsity tennis. He also has distant memories of skating competitively with his sister Julie.