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



Bobby Magill is a journalist covering energy for Bloomberg Environment in Washington, D.C. He is president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, the world's largest organization of media professionals who cover the environment. 

Previously, Bobby covered energy for Climate Central in New York City. His work there appeared in Scientific American, the Guardian, Bloomberg News, Grist, Salon, Quartz, and other publications. His freelance work has appeared in Climate Liability News, Popular Mechanics,, High Country News and the New Mexico Business Journal. 

Bobby spent the first decade of his career covering local government, public lands and environmental issues for newspapers in Colorado and New Mexico, including the Fort Collins Coloradoan, the Grand Junction (Colo.) Daily Sentinel, the Glenwood Springs (Colo.) Post Independent, the Taos News (Taos, N.M.), the Mountain Mail (Socorro County, N.M.) and the Defensor Chieftain (Socorro, N.M.). 

Bobby's landscape and cityscape photography has appeared in several galleries in the Denver and Fort Collins areas. 

In a different life, Bobby served three summers as a ranger and ranger trainer at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, and spent a summer wilderness guiding in southwest Colorado. 

A native of James Island, S.C., Bobby graduated from the College of Charleston. He lives with his husband Jacob in Washington, D.C. and Port Jervis, N.Y.