Gayathri Vaidyanathan

Environment/science reporter


Gayathri Vaidyanathan writes about the environment and science. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Discover, Nature, The New York Times, ThinkProgress and other publications. She was a staff reporter at Washington, D.C.-based E&E News for seven years.

She has reported from around the world on diverse topics: from threats to East Africa’s wheat supply, to the risks of oil and gas drilling in the U.S.

In 2012, she received the Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award from the National Association of Science Writers awarded to the best emerging science writer. She received an SPJ award for feature writing in 2014.

She has a Hons. Bachelors in Biochemistry from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and a Masters in Journalism from Columbia University.