Jan 6, 2009 | 1
President-elect Barack Obama is paging Dr. Gupta, reportedly tapping CNN's chief medical correspondent to be his surgeon general.
Obama offered Sanjay Gupta, 39, a practicing neurosurgeon who's reported on public health crises from around the world, the position sometime after a November meeting in Chicago, unidentified sources told the Washington Post.
Gupta didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment this afternoon, but he's expected to take the position, according to the Post.
He was reportedly weighing whether he could afford (or wanted) to give up his lucrative TV and medical gigs and move his family (he has two kids and his wife is pregnant) from Atlanta to Washington, D.C.
Dec 9, 2008 | 1
Here at Scientific American, the fate of Earth is an important part of our coverage, from our new publication, Earth 3.0, to a grand plan for solar energy, to daily reporting on climate change. Sometimes, we send reporters to bring back first-hand accounts of these and other issues, as David Biello did from China and Merrill Goozner did from Siberia last summer.
But sometimes it makes sense for news orgs to collaborate to get the biggest bang for their buck and best serve readers and viewers. So we’ve been working with CNN, which debuts the next episode of its series Planet in Peril Thursday night, December 11, at 9 P.M. Eastern time. (Full disclosure: My wife is a writer at the network’s Anderson Cooper 360.)
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