Journalist • Photographer

Bobby Magill is a senior science writer for Climate Central in New York and a journalist who has covered fracking and the environment in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001. 

About Bobby Magill


Who am I? 

• I'm the president of the Society of Environmental Journalists — the world's largest organization of media professionals who cover the environment.  

• Until August, I was a senior science writer at Climate Central in New York City covering the intersection of energy and climate change, a position I held for four years. 

• I'm a landscape and cityscape photographer.

• My work has appeared in Scientific American, Bloomberg News, the Guardian, Grist, Quartz,, High Country News, USA Today and other publications. My freelance work has appeared in Popular Mechanics, High Country News, and the New Mexico Business Journal.

• Previously, I was the environment reporter at the Fort Collins Coloradoan and the Grand Junction (Colo.) Daily Sentinel, and a reporter for several small newspapers in western Colorado and New Mexico. A decade ago, I worked for a year as a communications manager for the Wilderness Society. 

• I'm a former wilderness guide. I served three summers as a ranger and ranger trainer at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, and spent a summer guiding in southwest Colorado. 

• Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., I'm a graduate of the College of Charleston, and I live with my husband Jacob in New York City.