I’m David Levin, a freelance science and technology journalist based in Boston. I’ve spent more than a decade producing audio, interactive, video, and text pieces for clients around the country. My work has been featured by national outlets like public radio’s All Things Considered, Here and Now, and Living On Earth, and by institutions like the National Science Foundation, Tufts University, Harvard School of Public Health, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the USF College of Marine Science.
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 launched and hosted NOVA’s award winning audio podcast. I also created audio features, blog posts, and interactive pieces for the show’s website, 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), PRI’s American Routes, WBURs The Connection, Harvard Health Publications, and Boston’s Weekly Dig.
Fun fact: I’m not a scientist, but I did once play one on TV.