I am a journalist and editor with experience covering science, food, education, and other general assignment reporting. I currently report for KUNC, the NPR public radio affiliate for Northern Colorado. My work has appeared in Scientific American online, OnEarth magazine, and NPR’s The Salt. I have covered climate science as a reporter for ClimateWire, part of E&E Publishing, and spent a couple years as the online editor at the independent, nonprofit magazine High Country News.
Home: I live in Denver, Colo. For most of my adult life I have lived on Colorado’s rural Western Slope. I’ve also lived in the Bay Area, southern Texas, the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast.
Play: I swim. I run. I mountain bike. I road bike. I play soccer. I love backpacking in the mountains, canyons and desert. I cook and can, mostly with local ingredients. I love magazines, and have a New Yorker addiction. I am mildly obsessed with the following things: plant name etymology, infographics, stop action animation, foraging and fermentation.
Education: I have a Master’s degree in environmental science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and earned my undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina.
Awards/Fellowships: 2014 Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources Fellow, 2013 National Center for Atmospheric Research Journalism Fellow, 2013 Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory Journalism Fellow, 2012 finalist for a Livingston Award for Journalists, 2010 Knight Digital Media Center fellow.
contact me: stephanie[dot]ogburn[at]gmail[dot]com