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Marsha Walton

Specializes in: Broadcast reporting and producing on science, technology, and environment topics.

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1137 Kingsley Circle
Atlanta, GA  
Phone: 404-784-7361

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Work has previously appeared: I have had freelance articles published in magazines including The American Planning Association, Seventeen, Working Mother, United Airlines’ flight magazine, The Ann Arbor News, and Milwaukee Magazine.

I am a science writer and producer, with experience in television, print, and online media. Since launching my freelance career, I've produced dozens of "Science Nation" stories for the National Science Foundation, and produced the TV series "This American Land," a conservation show that airs on scores of public television stations. I have produced sustainability stories for Bloomberg West TV. I spent 16 years at CNN, covering science, technology, space, and environment stories. The beat included everything from the landing of robotic rovers on Mars, to field producing hurricane coverage, to explaining the latest computer virus. Science and environment reporting is a different world from general assignment reporting. I find that covering the science beat provides both challenge and satisfaction. It is invigorating and satisfying to spend time interviewing passionate scientists, who have spent decades studying quarks, or a certain species of squid, or seeking fossils in remote parts of Asia, or tracking the works of a computer virus writer. Sometimes, I feel like a translator or channeler of important scientific information that regular people, viewers and web surfers, can digest, and go away saying, ‘That's really interesting…’ Prior to joining CNN, I worked in local news in Cleveland at WUAB-TV, Tampa at WTSP-TV, Milwaukee at WISN-TV, Columbus Ohio at WCMH-TV, and in Detroit at WXYZ-TV. While in local news I received several awards, including recognition from the Cleveland Press Club, the Ohio Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, UPI, the National Commission on Working Women, and the Milwaukee Press Club, among others. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and a Master of Science degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York.

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