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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. Where Scientific American editors are available for media interviews, their subject expertise, availability and experience are noted.

Steve Mirsky

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.

Madhusree Mukerjee
Senior Editor
  • 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.

Clara Moskowitz

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.

Jen Schwartz
Senior Editor
  • Location: New York
  • Availability: Weekdays
  • Media Experience/Available for: Radio, TV, Phone, interview, Email, interview, Public, speaking, engagements

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

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?

Kate Wong

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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