Reuters has hired Sharon Begley to be its new Senior U.S. Health and Science Correspondent. Begley comes to Reuters from Newsweek/The Daily Beast, where she had been a contributor and science columnist since 2007. Prior to Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Begley wrote the “Science Journal” column for The Wall Street Journal.

Begley has won awards for her work from such organizations as the National Association of Black Journalists, The Humane Society of the United States and the American Statistical Association.

Begley’s first day is today.