BA, Denison University, Granville, Ohio; 1993, MA, Georgetown University, Washington DC; 2005, Medical Evidence Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Knight Foundation. 1999, joined NPR as General Assignment Reporter, covering a range of topics from environmental policy to the news of the day in Washington; stories can be heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered; Host, NPR video series Tiny Desk Kitchen. Currently, broadcast journalist based in Washington DC; Correspondent, NPR News and contributor to PBS NewsHour. 2009, Kaiser Media Fellow, focusing on health. Nominee, 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards, for broadcast radio coverage of food and nutrition. Recipient of awards and honours, including: with colleagues on The Salt, 2012 James Beard Award for best food blog; Media Award for reporting on food and nutrition, American Society for Nutrition (2009); Consumer Journalism in radio, National Press Club Award (2006); James Beard Award for Broadcast (2016).