Science and aerospace editor, GeekWire
In addition to his work for GeekWire, a tech news site headquartered in Seattle, Alan Boyle is the president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and author of The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference. From 1996 to 2015, Boyle was science editor for MSNBC.com and NBCNews.com. During that time he won numerous awards for science writing, including the National Academies Communication Award in 2008 and the National Association of Science Writers' Science in Society Award in 2002. Before joining MSNBC, Boyle covered the Soviet Union's breakup and other international stories as foreign desk editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from 1985 to 1996. And before that, he was an editor playing various roles at The Cincinnati Post and The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash.