Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is a managing editor of QUEST, KQED’s weekly science and environment program. In addition to his role at KQED, Rogers also works as the natural resources and environment writer at the San Jose Mercury News. Since 1989 at the newspaper, he has covered issues including logging, ocean issues, air pollution, energy, water policy, endangered species, toxics and global warming. Rogers was part of the Mercury News team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times and other newspapers. Rogers also has taught environmental journalism at the UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and he currently is in his seventh year teaching science writing at the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program. He serves as chairman of the board of the Institutes of Journalism and Natural Resources, a non-profit group based in Montana that provides training to reporters to improve environmental journalism. He lives in Santa Cruz, with his wife, Leigh Poitinger.