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Daniel Grossman has been a print journalist and radio and web producer for 20 years. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and a B.S. in physics, both from MIT. He is a 2008 Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow. He was awarded a Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he studied climate science.

He has reported from all seven continents including from within 800 miles of both the south and north poles. He has produced radio stories and documentaries on science and the environment for National Public Radio’s show Weekend Edition; Public Radio International’s show on the environment Living on Earth and news magazine, The World; the Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Germany’s Deutsche Welle radio; the BBC; the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; the documentary show Soundprint; and Radio Netherlands, among other broadcast outlets. He has written for the New York Times, The Boston Globe, Discover, Audubon and Scientific American, among other national publications.

He has been interviewed on environmental topics more than a dozen times on national radio programs including The World, Here and Now and Living on Earth. He has produced three extensive micro-websites on environmental topics. His awards include a 2002 George Foster Peabody Award (for the DNA Files public radio documentary series, of which he produced one hour-long show), the highest honor in broadcast; the Science Journalism award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the leading science journalism award; the Media Award of the American Institute of Biological Sciences; the Society of Environmental Journalist’s Annual Award for Reporting on the Environment; and the National Science Writers Association Science-in-Society Award. He is coauthor of A Scientist’s Guide to Talking with the Media: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists (Rutgers University Press: 2006).

He is available for speaking engagements.

Clips:

Fantastic Forests: The Balance Between Nature & People of Madagascar
Winner, 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Science Journalism Award for Excellence in Online Reporting; winner, 2006 National Science Writers Association Science-in-Society Award in web category; and first prize, Society of Environmental Journalists 2006 Award for Reporting on the Environment

Antarctica Special 
Winner, 2003 AAAS Science Journalism Award for Excellence in Online Media

Meltdown Inside Out, WBUR, Boston
Winner, 2008 AAAS Science Journalism Award for Excellence in Radio Reporting; winner, AP Rhode Island/Massachusetts large-market documentary radio award; and third prize, Society of Environmental Journalists 2008 Award for Reporting on the Environment

Noah’s Raft: Saving Madagascar’s Wildlife Without the Ark, Radio Netherlands and Living on Earth
Winner, 2006 American Institute of Biological Sciences Broadcast Media Award; and honorable mention, 2006 National Science Writers Association Science-in-Society Award for Broadcast