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Scientific American editors are available on request for media interviews. Offering expertise in a wide range of specialties and practiced at translating science into plain English, Scientific American editors are the ideal expert guests to comment on science news of the day. Many are media trained, including broadcast and radio, and have extensive interview experience. 

Tanya Lewis
Assistant Editor, News
  • Location: New York, NY

Tanya Lewis is an assistant news editor at Scientific American . She commissions and edits stories for the magazine’s Advances section, as well as online news.…read more

Tanya Lewis is an assistant news editor at Scientific American. She commissions and edits stories for the magazine’s Advances section, as well as online news. Previously, she was a reporter for The Scientist, and has written for publications including Business Insider, Live Science, Wired and others. She has a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering from Brown University and a graduate degree in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Steve Mirsky
Senior Editor, Multimedia
  • Location: New York, NY

Steve Mirsky, now the podcast editor, has written the "allegedly humorous" Anti Gravity column for Scientific American since 1995 and is a member of the magazine's board of editors.…read more

Steve Mirsky, now the podcast editor, has written the "allegedly humorous" Anti Gravity column for Scientific American since 1995 and is a member of the magazine's board of editors. Since 2006 his primary responsibilities have been hosting the Scientific American's interview-format podcast, Science Talk, and overseeing its daily podcast, 60-Second Science. Mirsky received a master's degree in chemistry from Cornell University in 1985, after which he was awarded a Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship for science journalism by the American Association for the Advancement of Science at WSVN-TV in Miami. Mirsky spent the 2003-2004 academic year as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2009 he received an honorary doctorate of science from his alma mater, Lehman College at the City University of New York.

Clara Moskowitz
Senior Editor, Space/Physics
  • Location: New York, NY

Clara Moskowitz is a Senior Editor who covers astronomy, physics, spaceflight and mathematics for Scientific American .…read more

Clara Moskowitz is a Senior Editor who covers astronomy, physics, spaceflight and mathematics for Scientific American. Previously, she spent five years at SPACE.com, where she was assistant managing editor. Clara has a graduate degree in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a B.A. In astronomy and physics from Wesleyan University.

Madhusree Mukerjee
Senior Editor, Life Sciences
  • Location: New York

Madhusree is the author of two books, The Land of Naked People: Encounters with Stone Age Islanders (2003) and Churchill’s Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II (2010).…read more

Madhusree is the author of two books, The Land of Naked People: Encounters with Stone Age Islanders (2003) and Churchill’s Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India during World War II (2010). She has written about science, environment, hunger, colonialism, and indigenous issues. When not editing and writing for Scientific American, she works on a book profiling a struggle against environmentally destructive development.

Jen Schwartz
Senior Editor, Technology/Mind
  • Location: New York, NY

Jen Schwartz is a senior editor of features at Scientific American who specializes in the intersection of science and society.…read more

Jen Schwartz is a senior editor of features at Scientific American who specializes in the intersection of science and society. Previously she’s worked as an editor or reporter at Popular Science, GQ, New York, Outside, SELF, and The Boston Globe, where she wrote and produced stories across a wide range of topics including technology, health, environment, climate, economics, politics, culture, and social sciences. She is a veteran researcher skilled in fact checking and investigative reporting. She holds a B.S. in journalism and a minor degree in environmental science from Boston University.

Gary Stix
Senior Editor, Mind/Brain
  • Location: New York, NY

Gary Stix is a senior editor who commissions, writes, and edits features, news articles, and Web blogs for Scientific American .…read more

Gary Stix is a senior editor who commissions, writes, and edits features, news articles, and Web blogs for Scientific American. His area of coverage is neuroscience. He has also frequently been the issue or section editor for special issues or reports on topics ranging from nanotechnology to obesity. He has worked for 20 years at Scientific American, following three years as a science journalist at IEEE Spectrum, the flagship publication for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He has an undergraduate degree in journalism from New York University. With his wife, he wrote a general primer on technology called Who Gives a Gigabyte?

Andrea Thompson
Associate Editor, Sustainability
  • Location: New York, NY

Andrea Thompson is an associate editor covering sustainability, energy and the environment at Scientific American .…read more

Andrea Thompson is an associate editor covering sustainability, energy and the environment at Scientific American. She previously worked as a senior writer at Climate Central and a reporter and editor at Live Science and SPACE.com. She holds master's degrees in earth and atmospheric science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and science journalism from New York University.

Dean Visser
Chief News Editor
  • Location: New York, NY

Before joining Scientific American in early 2015, Dean Visser worked as News Editor for three years at Al Jazeera America’s New York headquarters.…read more

Before joining Scientific American in early 2015, Dean Visser worked as News Editor for three years at Al Jazeera America’s New York headquarters. Prior to that he spent more than two decades in Asia as a foreign correspondent, bureau chief and regional desk editor for The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (the German Press Agency) and United Press International. Much of his recent editorial work has focused on health, medical science and drug policy issues, such as the opioid epidemic and the implications of drug law reform in the United States. Overseas, he spent extensive time in the field covering international disease outbreaks including SARS and bird flu, natural disasters such as the Indian Ocean tsunami, and environmental crises including the severe smoke haze caused by massive illegal fires set to clear forested land in Indonesia each dry season. He has served as president of the Singapore-based Foreign Correspondents Association, and holds a journalism degree from Seattle University.

Kate Wong
Senior Editor, Evolution/Ecology
  • Location: New York, NY

Kate Wong is a senior editor covering paleontology, anthropology, archaeology and animal behavior, among other topics, at Scientific American .…read more

Kate Wong is a senior editor covering paleontology, anthropology, archaeology and animal behavior, among other topics, at Scientific American. She is co-author, with Donald Johanson, of Lucy's Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins.

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