About

I’m a reporter at WABE, the NPR station in Atlanta, where I mostly cover science and the environment. I’m also on NPR’s Energy and Environment team. I received an award for Best Radio Reporting from the Atlanta Press Club for a 2015 story about coal ash.

Before joining WABE, I worked at KQED in San Francisco, where I won awards for stories on crude-by-rail and the connection between water and energy.

My stories have also appeared on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, The California Report, KALW’s Crosscurrents, Philosophy Talk, Snap Judgment, High Country News, and the Oakland Museum of California’s Oakland Standard.

In 2009 I was a fellow with Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism; in 2011, a journalist-in-residence at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center; and in 2013, a fellow at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

I have a degree in Ancient Greek from Oberlin College, co-founded the record label True Panther Sounds, sang in a now-defunct punk band that made the Onion’s list of worst band names of 2006 and am a minor character in a book about my family, written by my journalist mom.

Contact me at molly dot samuel at gmail dot com.

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