I've been a journalist for 20-plus years, covering everything from political corruption to shark-tagging expeditions. I attended both Penn State and Columbia University, where I sometimes teach as an adjunct professor. I worked in the newspaper business for more than a decade before making the switch to magazines and digital media.
There's not much I haven't covered in my career: Hurricane Katrina, anthrax attacks, the Super Bowl, a Bassmaster Classic. My reporting helped get an innocent man off death row and send a corrupt politician to jail. I've written a few long magazine features and edited a whole lot more, by some of the top writers in the business.
Nowadays I focus on the most important story facing humanity — climate change — as the executive editor of Grist, a nonprofit digital publication reaching 2.5 million readers a month. Here's how you can support our work and why it matters.