Robert Lee Hotz
2003 Honorary Member
Robert Lee Hotz covers science, medicine and technology for the Los Angeles Times, where, in 1995, he shared a Pulitzer Prize with colleagues for spot news coverage of the Northridge Earthquake. He was a Pulitzer finalist in 1986 for his coverage of genetic engineering issues. Hotz is the author or editor of several books on biological topics, including Designs on Life: Exploring the New Frontiers of Human Fertility. His career has included stints as science editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, science writer for the Pittsburgh Press and general assignment reporter for the News-Virginian. Among his many honors are the Walter Sullivan Award from the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Science-Westinghouse Science Writing Award. Hotz serves on the advisory board of the Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics at the University of Southern California and is treasurer of the National Association of Science Writers. He received his B.A. in English and M.A. in theater history from Tufts University.