I’m the deputy managing editor at WABE, the NPR station in Atlanta.
Before that I was an environment editor and reporter, working on stories about people and water, energy, climate change, environmental justice and wildlife in Georgia. My stories have taken me from the U.S. Supreme Court, to the Okefenokee Swamp, 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, wildfire, sea level rise and stargazing.
I’m a mentor with Next Generation Radio, a volunteer at Vox Teen Communications and serve on the Atlanta Press Club’s internship committee.
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 in Atlanta with my husband, dogs, kind of wild garden and a lot of honeybees.
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.