Malcolm W. Browne

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Science reporter and war correspondent Malcolm W. Browne of The New York Times started his career working in a chemistry lab. But not long after graduating, the outbreak of the Korean War put him on the road to journalism when he joined the army and was assigned to write for Pacific Stars and Stripes. He came home determined to pursue this new career. While working for the Associated Press in 1964, his reporting from Vietnam won him a Pulitzer Prize. Browne joined the Times in 1968 as a foreign correspondent, and later became a science reporter. He left for several years to serve as a senior editor for Discover magazine, returning to the Times science department in 1985. The Gulf War saw him at the front once again as a war correspondent, but for the most part, science has been his primary beat. Browne spent a year in New York as the Edward R. Murrow Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. The recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award and a George Polk Memorial Award, he is the author of an engaging autobiography, Muddy Boots and Red Socks. In 1992, the American Chemical Society presented him its Grady-Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public.