I’m David Levin, a freelance science and technology journalist based in Boston. I’ve spent more than a decade steeped in science and technology journalism, producing audio, interactive, video, and text pieces for clients around the country, including Tufts University, Harvard School of Public Health, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USF College of Marine Science, Pellet Productions, and Humongous Media. In the course of my work, I’ve interviewed Nobel laureates, flown in homemade aircraft, chased tornadoes through the midwest, and spent a month at sea with scientists studying exotic life on the ocean floor. Along the way, I’ve earned journalism fellowships from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Marine Biological Laboratory.
Before setting out as an independent journalist, I worked as as a web producer at NOVA, the PBS science series, where I created audio features, blog posts, and interactive pieces for the show’s website. I also launched and hosted NOVA’s award winning audio podcast, and produced the NOVA Minute, a thrice-weekly science radio segment that aired weekday mornings on WGBH-FM in Boston.
Before NOVA, I worked in both radio and print journalism, contributing to NPR’s All Songs Considered (online), All Things Considered, The Connection, PRI’s American Routes, Harvard Health Publications, Citysearch.com, and Boston’s Weekly Dig.
Fun fact: I’m not a scientist, but I did once play one on TV.