Lisa Friedman is the Editor-in-Chief of Climatewire, leading a team of 12 reporters covering the business and politics of climate change. Previously she served as Climatewire’s deputy editor and international affairs reporter covering the global climate change negotiations and the intersection between climate, international security and development. In pursuit of those stories she has gone to the bottom of a Chinese coal mine, sat with families in flood-ravaged villages of Bangladesh and climbed the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains. Her stories have appeared in the New York Times and Scientific American, and she has been a guest on a wide array of radio and TV networks.
Before joining ClimateWire, Lisa spent 14 years in daily journalism in California, Nevada and Washington D.C., serving as the Washington bureau chief for the Oakland Tribune and later the Los Angeles Daily News. She is the recipient of a number of journalism honors including the 2009 American Association for the Advancement of Science Kavli Science Journalism Award and the 2010 Edwin M. Hood Diplomatic Correspondence Award. A New Jersey native, Friedman is a graduate of Columbia University.
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