Emily Laber-Warren

  1. Director of Health & Science Reporting
  2. Distinguished Lecturer

Emily Laber-Warren is a longtime science journalist. She has been a top editor at Scientific American Mind, Women’s Health, and Popular Science, and her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Psychology Today, Scientific American, Sapiens, and other publications.

She is the author of a series of Science Journalism Master Classes published by The Open Notebook, with funding from The Kavli Foundation. These free, email-based minicourses aim to help novice, developing and established science journalists sharpen a range of skills, from idea generation to working with editors.

She began her career as a reporter at daily newspapers, including the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire, where she covered education and city hall, and The Record in Hackensack, N.J., where she covered the environment.

She was a Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism in 1993-94. Before coming to CUNY, Laber-Warren taught for 12 years in NYU’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program. She is the author of “A Walk in the Woods: Into the Field Guide,” an introduction to forest ecology for young children, published by Downtown Bookworks in 2013.

She was a Tow Professor at the Newmark J-School from 2020-2022.

She has a B.A. in Humanities from Yale.