A list of professional science writers with over 100 followers. This list includes science columnists, reporters, editors, book authors, and so on engaged in such work as their primary occupation. Excludes professional researchers who write for the public as a supplemental activity (also see lists of astronomers and physicists).
Writer, journalist. Science, health. Pandemics, animals. Many words, some awards. AN IMMENSE WORLD, I CONTAIN MULTITUDES. Married to Liz Neeley, parent to Typo. he/him Edyong.me
Freelance Science Journalist. Fact Checker. National Geographic, BBC, Scientific American, NBC News, PopSci, WIRED, and others. she/her 🐦 @erinbiba
Award-winning science writer, author of the New York Times bestseller "NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity," and an upcoming book on cystic fibrosis, "The Taste of Salt."
Editor in Chief of Scientific American, @sciam.bsky.social Formerly at Washington Post, National Geographic, Slate, Smithsonian, Science. Past prez National Association of Science Writers. Birder
New York Times columnist, author carlzimmer.com
bestselling author * Hugo winner * nerd latest books: The Terraformers, Four Lost Cities bylines: New Scientist, Washington Post, etc. pod: www.ouropinionsarecorrect.com pronouns: they/them all the stuff: www.techsploitation.com
|7.||Kendra "Gloom is My Beat" Pierre-Louis|
What's the opposite of apocalypse? Trying to chronicle that.
science journalist. molecular biologist. curious. contributing correspondent at „Science Magazine“, part of „Pandemia“ podcast, currently a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT interested in microbes, misinfo and all things #blue
I cover infectious diseases for STAT (www.statnews.com). Elon refugee. 2020 Polk winner. Nieman '11. She/her. I write about Covid, polio, flu, Ebola, RSV, birdflu, STIs.
Field geophysicist, disaster researcher, scifi science consultant, science writer, public speaker, irrepressibly curious. Occasional rock-licker, frequent devourer of board books. 🇨🇦🇺🇸
I cover science and culture at Ars Technica. Former science editor, Gizmodo. Ex-vangelical. Rodeo fan. Married to @seanmcarroll, servant to two cats, Ariel and Caliban. Baltimore, MD. She/her.
Planetary scientist, freelance science writer and space artist, queer, ADHD, mom. Turns out it’s hard to be all those things at once. Shop at elakdawalla.Etsy.com
space + science + tech + pop culture. freelance space editor, Inverse. occasionally: Fast Company, Science Friday, NPR, Wired, StarTrek.com. Author of STARGAZING (Chronicle Books, 2023).
|14.||Matthew R Francis|
Science writer, journalist, physicist, queer, cat man, hat man. I was once @DrMRFrancis on Twitter. He/him Contact: https://bowlerhatscience.org/contact-soc ial-media/ Toss a coin to your freelancer: https://ko-fi.com/bowlerhatscience
Sci journo, author of Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains. Highly caffeinated. All bad takes mine. She/her
Senior writer at WIRED. Senior Fellow at Emory University's Center for the Study of Human Health. Author of BIG CHICKEN, SUPERBUG, BEATING BACK THE DEVIL (so far). Fiber artist, cat wrangler, frequently on the 45th parallel. Brooklyn before it was cool.
|17.||Kelly Brenner ⚔️🏴☠️|
Author of 'The Naturalist at Home' and 'Nature Obscura' 作家 www.metrofieldguide.com
Senior Space Editor, Ars Technica. Likes rockets.
Science and global health reporter for The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/by/apoorva-mand avilli
Award-winning science educator. Sci-comm advisor to the White House. Clean Futures Fund’s Dogs of Chernobyl ambassador. “A legend.” -Post Malone. youtube.com/@kylehill
Climate/science reporter for The Messenger, bylines all over the place before that. Author: NOT A SCIENTIST: How politicians mistake, misreprent, and utterly mangle science (2017, WW Norton). Puppy dad. NBA junky. www.davelevitan.com
Founder of Liminal and co-founder of Solving For Science. I work in science communication & sensemaking. Currently on sabbatical - your emails find me doing extremely well… if they find me.
Science writer & editor at Scholastic, previously Live Science and the American Museum of Natural History. WGAEast member. Cynical girl (she/her). Words here are mine.
- Senior climate reporter, Bloomberg News - Newsletter http://bit.ly/bbg-zero - Podcast http://bloomberg.com/zero-podcast - Book https://akshatrathi.com/book - [email protected]
Reporter, writer, editor, correspondent for Nature, builder of science writing communities.
Space reporter at Bloomberg covering NASA, commercial space, and the cosmos | Former Verge senior reporter | Send tips: [email protected]
I have occasionally angered famous men. 🧠&🍆 books. Journalist, words at SciAm+++. Frequent gremlin. Biologist of embryos, gonads, genitalia, +all things endocrine. Educator. She/her/y’all. So Texan 🤠 https://sites.google.com/view/emilywilli nghamphd/home
Award-winning science reporter with words at Nature, New York Times, Washington Post & more. Health, medicine, inequality & pandemics. www.amymaxmen.com
NYT science reporter, covering animal health and science • [email protected]
Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams and fairy tales. Literally wrote the book on carbon. Born 326.17. "The dad jokes will continue until morale improves." — Charlie Jane Anders Bloomberg Green journalist: https://www.bloomberg.com/green
|31.||Matt Shipman (he/him)|
Writer. Mostly sci/tech/health. Sometimes music/food/culture. Let’s make the South better, y’all. Stuff I write for fun here: https://medium.com/@shiplives
|32.||Stephanie M. Lee|
Senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, writing about scholarship, scholars, and society / [email protected] / on Signal / stephaniemlee.com / former BuzzFeed News
Science journalist (current: Science News; past: New Scientist, Wired). 2023-24 Knight Science Journalism fellow. Lifelong astronomy nerd. Queer Jewish mom 🏳️🌈 she/her/hers
Scientific American contributing editor; Quanta contributing writer; author of Putting Ourselves Back in the Equation, Spooky Action at a Distance, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to String Theory; @[email protected], @[email protected]
|36.||GrrlScientist SciComm at Forbes ⧖ Ⓥ|
PhD scientist in evolutionary ecology & ornithology, SciComm Forbes Formerly SciComm TheGuardian EvolutionInstitute BirdNoteRadio ScienceBlogs NatureBlogs. Twitter legacy verified. Always: Ravenclaw. Angry house elf. Vegan. linktr.ee/grrlscientist
Newsletter editor for Science | author | nerd | mom | not in that order
eukaryote, also a staff writer at the atlantic
Co-founder & editor of @Open_Notebook, @ScienceWriters past president. [email protected]. She/her/hers.
Reporter at Business Insider. Ex-Wired. Author of Proof: The Science of Booze and Full Spectrum: How the Science of Color Made Us Modern. [email protected] htt ps://adam-rogers.net https://www.busines sinsider.com/author/adam-rogers
Environment editor at The Guardian
Science journalist, champagneophile, nap champ. Currently at Quanta Magazine, formerly National Geographic. 🇱🇧🇺🇸🏳️🌈
Videoz | [email protected]
Senior editor at Scientific American. I write about human origins, animals past and present, wildlife conservation. Fledgling birder.
Science/health journalist • teacher • author • photographer 📷• kidlit • dog lover 🦮• rat mom 🐀• Texan • ADHD • neurodivergent • she/her Pro: 👩⚖️🏳️🌈🏳️⚧ ️✊🏽💉😷📚⚖️ tarahaelle. net
Space & physics reporter for New Scientist. No longer quantum, not yet relativistic. She/her/fast/furious.
Space & physics reporter for New Scientist. No longer quantum, not yet relativistic. She/her/fast/furious.
Writer, broadcaster, author (NOMAD CENTURY; TRANSCENDENCE; ANTHROPOCENE https://bit.ly/3QR898d) Human-Earth system science https://toot.community/@WanderingGaia
science writer ✵ contributing writer New York Times Magazine & Scientific American ✵ Author of a book about our living planet, forthcoming from Random House ✵ surname rhymes with neighbor ✵ 🇱🇧 🇺🇸 🏳️🌈 ✵ https://www.ferrisjabr.com/
|50.||Seelix the Seventh|
Science communicator and cosplayer. I trained as a forensic anthropologist before I realized that I prefer dealing with living people. Basically, I am a master of disguise & know where to hide the bodies. They/them
|51.||Elizabeth Howell (she/her, 🖖💉😷)|
🍁(Canadian) staff writer, spaceflight Space.com. Freelance + 5 books. Teach comms. History/Latin nerd. Supports 🏳️🌈, diversity, libraries. Also Twitter @howellspace or Mastodon @[email protected]
Science. Data. Journalism. Maps. Teach: UCSC Science Communication. Ex: BuzzFeed News, UC Berkeley J-School, New Scientist, Nature, Science. https://www.peteraldhous.com/
I write about medicine at STAT. This is biology's century. Every data point has a face.
Journalist, science writer, director of sciwrite.mit.edu, cochlear implant user. Formerly: brain tumor patient
Science journalist who writes about brains at The Transmitter. Follow me for neuroscience news! 🧠 formerly a paleontologist 🦖🦕 So follow me for dinosaurs too.
|56.||Corey "Space" Powell|
Fascinated by things very big, very small, and really hard to see. Wanna-be cosmic explorer. Not an AI (unless nobody told me).
Covering science for Undark, Smithsonian, Quanta, Discover, National Geographic, CBC Radio, & elsewhere; 3rd book = The Science of Shakespeare
|58.||Shannon Stirone |
Writer. NYC. Space nerd.
Science Journalist, TV host, podcast host • past: Host of the TV show Queer Sports, and the podcasts VICE News Reports and A Show about Animals • they/them • arielleduhaimeross.com
|60.||Richard Sima, Ph.D. |
Journalist writing about the brain and human behavior at The Washington Post. Erstwhile neuroscientist https://www.washingtonpos t.com/people/richard-sima/
|61.||Richard Van Noorden|
Features editor, Nature. E: r⟦dot⟧vannoorden⟦at⟧nature⟦dot ⟧com or richardvannoorden⟦at⟧protonmail⟦do t⟧com. DM for Signal.
Writer, series editor of THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING, author of THE POSSIBILITY OF LIFE || jaimegreen.net
Cosmologist, science communicator, author, speaker, and longtime writer of Starts With A Bang. Not the next Carl Sagan; the first Ethan Siegel.
I write about science. I climb big (and lil) mountains. No judgement, all mountains are good here. Currently freelance. Past: OPB, Axios, Nature, NPR
Science writer and author of books including Bright Earth, The Music Instinct, and Beyond Weird. Anticipating becoming an X-exile any time soon.
|66.||Dr Helen Scales|
Marine biologist, writer, broadcaster. UK + France www.helenscales.com
DC-based freelance journalist and editor | science, health, food | ✍️ DCist, Knowable, NPR, Science News | Sec’y DC Science Writers Association 🦆 | Chemistry Ph.D. | Inglés y Español | she/her
Professing science journalism, directing NYU's SHERP. 62-time loser, 1-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction. Probably off chasing 🦋 somewhere.
CHNOPS in ferruginous saline. Multicellular aerobic chemoheterotroph; symbiont of photosynthetic autotrophs. Descendant of stardust; aspiring good ancestor. Senior Editor, Scientific American.
|71.||Rebecca Boyle 🌕|
Author, journalist, writer, selenophile, hiker. I speak for the Moon. Like the Lorax, but not as good at rhyming. My book comes out Jan. 16! Preorder: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books /611468/our-moon-by
Reporter, NYT Climate
Senior Editor at Scientific American, covering astronomy, physics and math. She/her 🏳️🌈
40 years of prize-winning sustainability journalism, mostly @nytimes, #Anthropocene Working Group member, solution seeker, connector, songwriter j.mp/revkinlinks
Physics journalist at Quanta Magazine (on book leave for 2023). Giving this a whirl.
|76.||Karen Kwon (she/her)|
Science journalist • Research and special projects editor @Science News • Chemistry PhD • NYU SHERP 39 • 2020 AAAS Mass Media Fellow @Scientific American • 🇰🇷♠️💜 www.ykarenkwon.com
|77.||Alex Ip 葉清霖|
Editor @thexylom.com | GT '23 | MIT GPSW '24. Cat parent, lives in Mountain Time, God is Good. 前途是光明的，道路是曲折� � 🇭🇰 bio.link/alexip718
Science journalist. Freelance correspondent at Science Magazine. Other bylines at The Washington Post and elsewhere. Former staff writer at National Geographic. https://linktr.ee/michaelgreshko
I'm an editor/correspondent for NPR. Mostly smart on the radio. Mostly stupid on everywhere else. Nukes/Missiles/Space/Blimps/etc.
reader, magaziner, that person from that other place contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine
reporting + editing, data + graphics @nytclimate ✨✨✨✨✨
Senior editor, health & medicine @sciam.bsky.social. New Yorker. Like dogs and bad puns.
Writer, radioiser and televiser of climate news for ABC News and Investigations
Climate and science writer at The Associated Press, covers disasters, all sorts of science. Teaches journalism at NYU/DC. Father of 3, husband of 1. Red Sox fan.
Physicist-turned-science writer. Writing about quantum computing for Google Quantum AI and about other stuff at Quanta, Knowable, News from Science, APS Physics Mag, etc.
|86.||Jason Dinh, Ph.D.|
climate editor at atmos. covering nature, culture, and the environment. regular shitposter, orca sympathizer, peloton’s #1 ben alldis stan. he/him. www.jasonpdinh.com
Science journalist at The Messenger covering the natural world. Used to work at Grid and Science News. https://jonathanmlambert.com/
Best-selling author, journalist, podcaster, outdoor adventurer. My parties have dancing. Western Colorado.
|89.||Haley Wahl, PhD|
Pulsar PhD turned science writer for MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Features editor at Slate
Science comedian, producer, speaker, human
Math and science writer. Complex analysis fangirl.
science reporter @Chemical & Engineering News | please talk to me about carbon-based molecules | indie bookstore enjoyer | the world is on fire but I'm ~just fine~ otherwise | views mine
Climate/environment reporter at ProPublica. Cartoon me by Laila Milevski. Pro-cats, anti-carrots.
|95.||John R. Platt|
Editor, The Revelator. Covering the extinction crisis.
Deputy Managing Editor at Science News. Standing in solidarity with Science News Media Guild. She/her 🏳️🌈
I make movies & podcasts & books & stuff. apple.co/3VlpfOv theufo.movie
Health/science/wellness reporter covering a little bit of everything body-related for the New York Times
|99.||Sadie Witkowski, PhD|
Podcaster & Director of Communications for Data Science Institute @UChicago Scientist, storyteller, scuba diver
|100.||Nidhi Subbaraman |
good science/ bad science. reporter @wsj. email me: nidhi.subba[email protected]. https://www.wsj.com/news/author/nidhi-su bbaraman
Journalist, author, TED speaker, currently writing a book on the basic math of ML, titled Why Machines Learn
Freelance science journalist and fact-checker. Also a chicken mom.
Science journalist at Physics World magazine. Also available as @[email protected] and @DrMLHarris on Twitter (while it lasts). All views on science, politics, etc. my own.
Journalist covering biotechnology for MIT Technology Review.
Museum exec, visiting prof at the Dunn School, Oxford, and UCL Chemistry. Ex Editor of New Scientist, and Science Editor of the Telegraph. Co-author #VirtualYou http://surl.li/fzxyr Neutron bouncer
Climate Central's Partnership Journalism Editor — collaborating with scientists and with local newsrooms to coproduce features informed by local reporting and by new climate data and science.
|108.||Sarah Lewin Frasier|
Scientific American's Assistant News Editor
Highly melanated | YNWA Managing Editor, Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations Past: WNYC/Gothamist, NatGeo, PBS NewsHour | PhD pathobiologist
Mathematics and science journalist. My work has appeared in Quanta, Nature, The Atlantic, New Scientist, Science News and other publications.
Science editor / GeekWire / Universe Today / Cosmic Log / Fiction Science podcast / The Case for Pluto
Physicist. Editor. Writer.
Journalist @newscientist and host of @NewScientistPod. Former Tokyoite. Books: SUPERHUMAN (2018) and HOW TO SPEND A TRILLION DOLLARS (2021). すごい!