Christopher Intagliata is an editor at All Things Considered, where he writes news and edits interviews with politicians, musicians, restaurant owners, scientists and many of the other voices heard on the air.
Before joining NPR, Intagliata spent more than a decade covering space, microbes, physics and more at the public radio show Science Friday. As senior producer and editor, he set overall program strategy, managed the production team and organized the show's national event series. He also helped oversee the development and launch of Science Friday's narrative podcasts Undiscovered and Science Diction.
While reporting, Intagliata has skated Olympic ice, shadowed NASA astronaut hopefuls across Hawaiian lava and hunted for beetles inside dung patties on the Kansas prairie. He also reports regularly for Scientific American, and was a 2015 Woods Hole Ocean Science Journalism fellow.
Prior to becoming a journalist, Intagliata taught English to bankers and soldiers in Verona, Italy, and traversed the Sierra Nevada backcountry as a field biologist, on the lookout for mountain yellow-legged frogs.
Intagliata has a master's degree in science journalism from New York University, and a bachelor's degree in biology and Italian from the University of California, Berkeley. He grew up in Orange, Calif., and is based at NPR West in Culver City.
The annual winter monarch butterfly migration, which has seen steep declines in recent years, seems to be making a comeback. Biologists are encouraged and confused by the trend.
The country's top infectious disease doctor says he is looking for "a level of control" over COVID-19 such that it is less disruptive to society — and he again stressed the importance of vaccination.
Owning a home is a part of the American dream. It's also the key to building intergenerational wealth. But Black Americans continue to face discrimination in housing, including through higher costs.