A native of Morrilton, Ark., he is a 1981 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where he received a bachelors degree in economics
Assisting Massey in the reporting on this series were three other Post-Gazette reporters:
Pamela Gaynor, 45, a business writer at the Post-Gazette since 1985, has covered the health care industry for four years, writing extensively on both AHERF and its rival, UPMC, and on the complex changes in health care economics.
Christopher Snowbeck, 27, a medical writer at the Post-Gazette since 1997, covers health care technology, organ transplant policy and mens health. He has also written about boxing.
Mackenzie Carpenter, 44, is a member of the Post-Gazette’s issues team. She has written prize-winning reports on liver transplant allocation processes, day care in the United States, and, most recently, a series entitled “Children of the Underground,” dealing with mothers who hide their children in violation of custody orders. Before arriving at the PG in 1990, Carpenter was a producer and reporter for public television stations in Washington, D.C. She has also worked as a reporter for the Journal-Inquirer in Manchester, Conn., and United Press International. She was raised in Princeton, N.J., and Tokyo and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Trinity College in 1976 and a master’s degree in studies in law from Yale University in 1987.