About

I’m the environment reporter at WABE, the NPR station in Atlanta.

I report on water, energy, climate change, land use and wildlife in Georgia, and my stories have brought me from a nuclear power plant, to frigid Blue Ridge Mountain streams, to a ditch near a MARTA station.

I’ve been a fellow with Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism, the Metcalf Institute and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and a journalist-in-residence at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center. I’ve won awards for reporting on coal ash, crude oil, sea level rise and stargazing.

I’m a mentor with Next Generation Radio and a volunteer at Vox Teen Communications.

I’m from Atlanta, but spent enough of my 20s in California that I ended up with a San Francisco cell phone number and strong opinions on Dutch crunch bread.

I live with my husband and dogs, and spend a lot of time thinking up big ideas as an enthusiastic but largely clueless gardener. (If you have tips on making sunflowers and ironweed not fall over please get in touch!!!)

To see a resume that doesn’t include the fact that a band I was in made the Onion’s list of worst band names of 2006, it’s right here.

I’m at msamuel-at-wabe.org and @mollyis.