Barbara Moran

Sr. Editor, Environment Desk, WBUR

Barbara Moran is the senior producing editor for WBUR’s environmental vertical.

For more than 20 years, she has worked as a science journalist committed to covering issues of public health, environmental justice and the intersection of science and society. She has written for many publications, including The New York Times, New Scientist, Technology Review and the Boston Globe Magazine, and produced television documentaries for PBS, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel and others. Her first book, “The Day We Lost the H-bomb,” a narrative nonfiction account of the worst nuclear weapons accident in history, was an Amazon pick of the month when published in 2009, and described as “riveting” by the Washington Post. She was a Knight Fellow at MIT in 2001-2002, and was twice awarded the National Association of Science Writers’ highest honor, the Science in Society Award.

When not obsessing about climate change and environmental justice, Moran is a devoted (but inept) yogi, and a competitive (but slow) open water swimmer. She spends the rest of her time wrangling her two sons, and trying not to step on their Legos.


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