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Rona Kobell

Science Writer and Editor
Staff
Rona Kobell
Science Writer and Editor
Maryland Sea Grant College

Bio

Rona Kobell is a science editor and writer with Maryland Sea Grant, where her responsibilities include helping to produce Chesapeake Quarterly as well as blog posts, fact sheets, short films and other editorial work. She is also a professor at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She’s been covering the Chesapeake Bay for 15 years, starting at the Baltimore Sun and then at the Chesapeake Bay Journal. She has also contributed to Grist, Slate, Modern Farmer, Reason, The Atlantic’s Citylab, Columbia Journalism Review, Yale Environment 360, The Boston Globe, Undark, National Parks, The Washington Post and Chesapeake Bay magazine. For five years, she co-hosted and co-produced a monthly radio show on environmental issues. She has written and edited three major reports for the Abell Foundation, and is a 2017 winner of the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding environmental travel writing and a recipient of the 2015 Rachel Carson award from the National Audubon Society.  She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and was a 2008-2009 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the university.

Areas of Expertise

  • writing and editing

Education

  • University of Michigan