WABE People

Molly Samuel


Deputy Managing Editor

I work with WABE reporters, helping them think through how to approach their beats and how to sharpen story ideas. Then I edit their stories to make sure their work is accurate and clear. I am proud of what they do to shed light on important issues, to bring context to what’s happening, to highlight unique voices and stories — and occasionally to share a moment of discovery, delight or just some great sound. I love working with our creative, talented, ambitious and dedicated team; they make me proud to be an editor here.

My background is in environmental journalism. Before my current job, I worked as an environment reporter and editor at WABE for 8 years. My stories took me on all kinds of adventures: from cold mountain streams, to power plants, to the U.S. Supreme Court. Previously, I was a producer and reporter on the science desk at KQED in San Francisco, and I also did freelance environment reporting. I’ve won awards for my coverage of coal ash, crude oil, wildfire, sea level rise and stargazing. I started my career in public media in 2005, as an intern at NPR’s Arts desk.


     Connect on LinkedIn