Advisory Board Bio: Peter Thomson

Peter_ThomsonPeter Thomson is environment editor at BBC/PRI’s The World. He has been covering the global environment for more than 20 years, founding and editing the NPR environmental news program Living on Earth. He has worked for NPR, WBUR, Boston, WFCR, in Amherst, Mass., and Monitor Radio.

His work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, Grist Magazine and Yale Environment 360. His 2007 book, Sacred Sea: A Journey to Lake Baikal, was called “superb” and “compelling” by The New York Times. Thomson was a Fellow at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study and Conference Center in Italy and is the recipient of numerous other fellowships and awards.

He is a long-time member of the Society of Environmental Journalists’ board of directors and former member of the advisory board of the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources.