Julia Scott

Julia Scott is an award-winning journalist and radio producer whose work has been featured in Best American Science Writing and on Good Morning America. She has slathered herself in bacteria in the name of science, profiled giant pumpkin-growing fanatics and reported from the inside of an iron lung.

Scott’s stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Nautilus, The Walrus, Modern Farmer, OZY, Salon, Canadian Geographic and on radio shows like The World and Marketplace. She produced two hour-long Detours for adventurous walkers in San Francisco’s Tenderloin and Mission District neighborhoods. Her BBC World Service radio documentary, BON VOYAGE, aired on more than a dozen NPR stations nationwide and was nominated for a 2013 Sony Radio Academy Award.

Scott is an editor with San Francisco NPR member station KQED Radio and a former editor at KALW Radio. Before that, she reported on science and natural resources for the San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group, where her work was recognized with awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

She is the editor of DRIVEL: Deliciously Bad Writing By Your Favorite Authors (Perigee, 2014).

Scott hails from Montreal, Canada. She lives in San Francisco and is a proud member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Follow her on Twitter @juliascribe.



Julia Scott

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