About the DNA Files

Daniel Grossman

2001 Series

October 2001:

Daniel Grossman is an independent radio producer and print journalist with 15 years of experience. He is also a research affiliate at the Institute of Alpine and Arctic Research at the University of Colorado. He holds a PhD in political science and a BS in physics, both from MIT. He recently completed a year as a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder, studying the science of climate change.

Daniel worked for three years at National Public Radio's environment program Living on Earth in a variety of capacities, including science reporter and producer and acting editor. He has also produced numerous radio stories on science and the environment for CBS Radio's The Osgood File; Monitor Radio; Pacifica News Network and Public Radio International's show The World.

He has completed four half-hour documentaries: Science at the Summit, a show about cutting-edge science; Comets, Asteroids and Meteorites, explaining how scientists learn about the solar system by studying these celestial objects; When Fresh Fish Was Fresh, a portrait of New York state's urban fishermen; and Fire and Ice, the story of how a tree ring researcher and a climate modeler shed light on the facts behind an ancient Eskimo legend.

Daniel's print articles have appeared in numerous national publications, including Discover, Earth, Technology Review, Rolling Stone and Scientific American. He has won many awards including the International Association of Audio/Visual Communicators' 1999 Golden Cindy Award. In 2000 he was awarded a grant from the Generoso Pope Foundation to report on climate change in Australia and Antarctica. He has also been awarded grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, the Fund for Constitutional Government and the Goldensohn Fund. He has been invited to attend journalism seminars at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole (1999) and the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources in Missoula (1998).