NPR correspondent, university dean settle in Wallingford

Medium 3b6243c874addb648e93777488fa79db Joanne M. Silberner and Howard Frumkin bought a five-bedroom, three-bath home at 4018 2nd Ave. N.E. in Wallingford from Michael Todd Filer and Kent A. Perry for $839,000 on Oct. 27.

Filer and Perry paid $518,000 for the property in Jan. 2007. The 2,910-square-foot home in Latona was built in 1920.

Silberner is a health policy correspondent for National Public Radio in Washington D.C., where she covers medicine, health reform, and changes in the health care marketplace. She also is an artist-in-residence in the department of communication at University of Washington in Seattle.

She joined National Public Radio in 1992 after working for U.S. News & World Report. She also has worked for Science News magazine and Science Digest. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Health, USA Today, American Health, Practical Horseman and Encyclopedia Britannica.

She received a B.A. in biology from Johns Hopkins University and a master's degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Frumkin is dean of the school of public health of University of Washington in Seattle. He also is a professor of environmental and occupational health sciences.

He received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.P.H. and Dr.PH. from Harvard University.

According to, there have been 102 home sales in Wallingford during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $512,500.

Address: 4018 2nd Avenue NE
Buyer(s): Howard Frumkin, Joanne M Silberner and Howard Frumkinaa
Seller(s): Michael Todd Filer and Kent A Perry
Sale date: Oct. 27, 2010