About me 🏳️🌈
Bobby Magill is a journalist covering energy and climate change for Bloomberg Environment in Washington, D.C. He is president of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), the world's largest organization of media professionals who cover the environment.
At Bloomberg Environment, Bobby covered international climate negotiations at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, and has written extensively on renewable energy and energy policy with a focus on offshore wind development, negative carbon emissions and international climate policy.
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, Weather.com and other publications. His freelance work has appeared in Climate Liability News, Popular Mechanics, NewWest.net, 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 worked as a wilderness guide for a private summer camp in Durango, Colo.
A native of Charleston, S.C., Bobby grew up on James Island, S.C., and graduated from the College of Charleston. He lives with his husband Jacob in Alexandria, Va. and Port Jervis, N.Y.
Bobby has visited 49 states, 34 national parks, 11 countries, nine national capitals, six Canadian provinces, and every county in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.