Tom Zeller Jr. is an award-winning American reporter and writer who has spent nearly two decades covering technology, energy policy, poverty and the environment for a variety of national publications, including The New York Times, National Geographic Magazine, The Huffington Post and Bloomberg. Tom has earned numerous awards for his work, including prizes from the Society for News Design and from the University of Navarra’s prestigious Malofiej Awards for visual and interactive packages designed for The New York Times during the run-up to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as The Times' Pulitzer Prize-winning series on race relations in America.
Tom is an avid backcountry hiker and kayaker, and he has focused in latter years on covering the often fractious intersection of science, economics and public policy, particularly as they relate to energy development, climate change and the environment -- topics he covered in the U.S. and abroad for both The New York Times and The Huffington Post. In 2013, Tom was awarded a prestigious Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, where he spent a year studying environmental decision-making and climate policy. He is currently a freelance writer based in Western Massachusetts.
Western edge of Greenland ice cap, 2012. Photo by Tom Zeller Jr.
Approaching Baffin Bay and the village of Sisimiut, Greenland, 2012. Photo by Tom Zeller Jr.