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, and Carnegie Mellon University.
Before setting out as an independent journalist, I worked as as a web producer at NOVA, the PBS science series. In addition to creating audio features, blog posts, and interactive pieces for the show’s website, I also launched and hosted its award winning podcast, which grew to more than 3 million annual downloads by the time of my departure in 2011. In 2009, I created the NOVA Minute, an ongoing series of science radio segments which aired weekday mornings on WGBH 89.7 FM, and in 2010, orchestrated a partnership between NOVA and Carnegie Mellon University to incorporate Gigapan technology (highly zoomable panoramic imaging) into NOVA web features.
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.