2002 Honorary Member
Award-winning broadcast journalist Richard Harris is a science correspondent for National Public Radio, reporting for the popular news magazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. Harris joined NPR in 1986 and covers medicine and health, the environment, space technology, anthropology, astronomy and genetics. In 1995, he shared a Peabody Award for investigative reporting about the tobacco industry. His other honors include the American Association for the Advancement of Science's journalism radio award, the Aviation/Space Writers Association's top award for space coverage and the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory's Lewis Thomas Award for coverage of the life sciences. Before joining NPR, Harris was a science writer for the San Francisco Examiner. From 1981 to 1983, he was a staff writer at the Tri-Valley Herald in Livermore, California, covering science, technology and health issues. A co-founder of the Washington, D.C., Area Science Writers Association, Harris is a past president of the National Association of Science Writers. A native of California, he earned his B.A. in biology at the University of California at Santa Cruz.