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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. 

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

Gary Stix has worked for more than 29 years at Scientific American . He is currently responsible for covering neuroscience.…read more

Gary Stix has worked for more than 29 years at Scientific American. He is currently responsible for covering neuroscience. He has frequently been the issue or section editor for special issues of the magazine. He also reports and commissions articles on a variety of other topics, ranging from nanotechnology to obesity. Prior to working for Scientific American, Stix spent three years as a science journalist at IEEE Spectrum. He and his wife wrote a general primer on technology in 1999 entitled 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.…read more

Andrea Thompson is an associate editor covering sustainability, energy and the environment. Prior to joining Scientific American, she was a senior writer covering climate science at Climate Central and a reporter and editor at Live Science, where she primarily covered earth science and the environment. She holds a graduate degree in science health and environmental reporting from New York University, as well as a B.S. and an M.S. in atmospheric chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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.

Press Inquiries

Interview requests, corporate and trade press:
  • Rachel Scheer
  • Head of Communications, USA, Springer Nature
  • New York, NY
  • Phone (212) 451-8569
  • Contact by Email
  • Sarah Hausman
  • Communications and Press Officer, Nature Research
  • New York
  • Phone (212)-726-9378
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