Robert Bazell is Chief Science and Health Correspondent for NBC News.
Bazell continued pursuing his dual interest in journalism and science by joining Science magazine in 1971 and writing for its News and Comment section. A year later, he left the publication to become a reporter for the New York Post. In 1976, he began his long career in broadcast journalism by joining WNBC in New York as a reporter before moving to NBC News.
At NBC, Bazell was one of the first network news correspondents to report on the emerging AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s. He continued to cover health and science issues for the network. In 1998, Bazell wrote and published, “HER-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast Cancer”, which chronicled the creation of Herceptin, a drug used to treat breast cancer; the book received a positive review from the New York Times.