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David Baron

David Baron

David Baron

David Baron is a journalist, author, and broadcaster who has spent his thirty-year career largely in public radio. He has worked as an environment correspondent for NPR, a science reporter for Boston's WBUR, and health and science editor for PRI’s The World.

In the course of his reporting, David has visited every continent and earned some of the top honors in journalism. These include the Lowell Thomas Award from the Overseas Press Club of America, the Alfred I. duPont Award from Columbia University, the National Academies Communications Award, and, on three occasions, the annual journalism prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

David’s written work has appeared in the New York TimesLos Angeles TimesBoston GlobeOutsideLonely Planet, and Reader’s Digest. His 2003 book, The Beast in the Garden, received the Colorado Book Award.

An avid umbraphile who has witnessed five total solar eclipses, David has crossed the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia to catch the shadow of the moon.

David lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearance

Thomas Edison, Eclipse Chaser!

June 21, 2017 • 1:02:38

Former NPR science reporter David Baron discusses the stories of men and women who made their way across the American West to view and document the total solar eclipse of 1878.

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