Craig Welch covers the environment and natural resources at National Geographic, with a focus on climate change and oceans. He started at National Geographic in 2015 after 15 years with The Seattle Times. He was part of a team that won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for coverage of the deadliest landslide in U.S. history, and has won journalism awards from the National Academy of Sciences, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Overseas Press Club, among others. “Sea Change,” a seven-part multimedia story he led about the threat of ocean acidification, was a finalist for a national Emmy Award and a White House Correspondents Award. He is the author of Shell Games, a nonfiction detective story about wildlife smuggling, published by HarperCollins. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, and has reported from all seven continents. He enjoys fly fishing and, when not injured, trail running. He lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter.
Sessions as a Moderator
- Marriott Marquis: Salons 10-12