Amy Westervelt


Amy Westervelt is an award-winning investigative climate journalist who has been on the climate beat for more than 20 years, reporting for a wide range of outlets, including Inside Climate News, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Intercept, NPR, and many more. 

In 2017, she started the podcast production company Critical Frequency, which launched the first "true-crime" climate podcast, Drilled, in 2018. Today, Drilled has expanded into a multimedia investigative newsroom focused on climate accountability, and Critical Frequency has produced more than two dozen narrative, reported podcasts on subjects ranging from Indigenous rights to climate litigation. 

In 2023, Westervelt was named Covering Climate Now Journalist of the Year. Her work has previously received Edward R. Murrow, Online News Association, Society of Environmental Journalists, Rachel Carson, and Folio awards, as well as a Peabody nomination. 

She is based in Costa Rica.

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