7505 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, VA
Veronica Chufo
My Role

I'm a health, business and real estate reporter; a health blogger; and a health Web chat producer who also dabbles in social media.
My Biography

I joined the Daily Press in 2005. Before that, I was a reporter at the Erie Times-News in Erie, PA. I'm originally from small-town PA, somewhere between Erie and Pittsburgh.
My Interests

I take great delight in simple things: coffee (strong, with a little cream and sugar), baking (don't get me started on Christmas cookies!), traveling, reading, going to the beach, board games, watching sports with my husband (he's a Steelers fan) and participating in Bible studies. I tolerate running and prefer step aerobics. I'm a member of Bethel Temple Church in Hampton, Va.
My Recent Articles

Renowned Norfolk doctor, 'father' of in-vitro fertilization in the U.S, has died 7/31/2015
Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk has reported the death on Friday of Howard W. Jones Jr., the father of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the United States.

Virginia Gov. McAuliffe half way to goal of enrolling 35,000 children in FAMIS 7/31/2015
In last year's "A Healthy Virginia" plan, Gov. Terry McAuliffe set a goal of enrolling 35,000 additional children in Virginia in the FAMIS program by the end of 2016. Already, an additional 17,000 have signed up for the health insurance program for Medicaid-eligible children.

Close to 40 Virginia physicians received $1.2 million in bonus payments through PATH awards 7/31/2015
Newport News physicians Sinclair McCracken, and those at James River Family Practice and Doctors Clinic, were among those receiving bonus payments from United Healthcare for PATH Excellence in Patient Service Awards.

Williamsburg plastic surgery facility receives safety accreditation 7/31/2015
Plastic Surgery Specialists in Williamsburg was one of 37 facilities nationwide to receive accreditation for patient safety from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.

New Ebola vaccine announced; date of availability undetermined 7/31/2015
"A new, effective, Ebola vaccine announced Friday is a historic step forward in defeating the deadly disease and restoring a sense of normalcy for residents and travelers to the West African region," announced Passport Health in a news release, July 31.