Cynthia Graber

         print and radio journalist


For nearly 20 years, I’ve reported on a variety of subjects for both radio and print, employing my interviewing and foreign language skills and my interest in the world around me to reach the heart of any story. During 2012-2013, I had the incredible opportunity to join a group of 12 international journalists as a fellow in the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT.

In 2014, Nicola Twilley and I founded Gastropod, a podcast that looks at food through the lens of science and history. The show is gaining popularity around the world and has already been honored with awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Radio Television Digital News Association.

My radio documentaries have aired on Scientific American, The World, Studio 360, Inquiring Minds, the World Vision Report, Living on Earth, and Latino USA, while my print stories have appeared in a range of venues such as Wired, Fast Company, the New Yorker, the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Slate, Mother Jones, Ranger Rick, and Muse Magazine. I’m the author of the e-single, “Electric Shock: How electricity could be the secret to human regeneration.”

Click on the subjects at the top of the page to read and listen.


Regional Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association, 2015 (for Gastropod)

Best Culinary Audio Series, International Association of Culinary Professionals, 2015 (for Gastropod)

IOP-STFC International Physics Journalism Award, 2014

“Pinnacle of Excellence” award, radio, from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2004

Award for In-Depth Reporting, Society of Environmental Journalists, second place, 2004

Silver Medal winner at the New York Festivals, 2005

Professional Affiliations and Degrees

Masters of Science in Science Journalism, Boston University, 2000

National Association of Science Writers

American Society of Journalists and Authors

Association of Independents in Radio

Professional Development

UC Berkeley Food and Farming Fellowship, 2013

MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship, 2012-2013

Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources, Energy Country Institute, November 2009

MIT Knight Fellowship, Kavli Science Workshop on the Frontiers of Brain Science, June 2008

Foreign Languages

Spanish – Comfortable ability to conduct interviews, read articles

Hebrew – Fluency in spoken Hebrew and comfort reading and writing

French – Conversational comfort

Related Teaching Experience

Tufts University, lecturer in the Experimental College, taught Science Journalism, Fall 2004 and 2005

Guest lecturer in Emerson College beat reporting class and in Tufts University documentaries for social change class

Guest on the PBS show Fetch, teaching two young participants how to produce a radio documentary, aired 2008

Fellow in the Writing Center at Boston University, 1998 and 1999 

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