The Explainers: The golden age of nonfiction video and explanatory journalism

Video producer, science journalist

I've covered climate change, science, technology and  policy. And I've done it on video, for digital publications and for print. 

  • Segment producer, Scripps News

    As a producer for Scripps News network, I created television segments on science, medicine, environment and technology.

  • Producer, PBS NewsHour

    Working with student video journalists for the Student Reporting Labs, I co-produced and co-edited explainers, montages, and news pieces

  • Created "Thaw" for Vox

    I created, field produced, hosted, wrote, co-shot, and co-edited Thaw, a three-part series on the Arctic for Vox, with 1.8M views across platforms. Other channels I've written for include Be Smart and Hot Mess.

  • Included in Best American Science and Nature Writing

    My profile of controversial climate scientist Jennifer Francis was included in the 2015 Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology.

  • MIT Knight Fellowship: Climate and Art

    I became the only journalist to receive the prestigious MIT Knight Science Journalism fellowship twice. During the first year, I created a juried art exhibition on climate impacts called To Extremes. During the second, I taught a class at RISD on tablet apps and designed an augmented reality app to explore sea level rise.

  • Reporter and Editor, Science magazine

    As a reporter for Science, I covered science policy, climate, earth science, and energy technology. As co-founder and editor of the ScienceInsider news site, I wrote daily articles and managed daily coverage of science policy covering Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court and federal agencies. 

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climate video production in the arctic

Great visual media means solid collaborations.

I’ve had the privilege of partnering with talented video professionals. As a producer I’m proud to see my script or vision enhanced by collaborators’ creative skills. Together we make work that’s more powerful because of our partnership.

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