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 and president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, the world's largest organization of media professionals who cover the environment. 

His most recent freelance work has appeared in Climate Liability News. Until August 2017, he worked for four years as the senior science writer covering energy and climate for Climate Central. His work there appeared in Scientific American, the Guardian, Bloomberg News, Grist, Salon, Quartz, and other publications. His earlier freelance work appeared in Popular Mechanics,, High Country News and the New Mexico Business Journal. 

Previously, Bobby has worked as a reporter at 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.) newspapers. 

Bobby is also a landscape and cityscape photographer whose work 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. 

Bobby was born and raised in Charleston, S.C., and graduated from the College of Charleston.