Reid Frazier

Reid R. Frazier is a freelance writer and radio producer. He is a frequent contributor to the Allegheny Front, an environmental radio show in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he has produced stories on air pollution, landfills, and the gas boom triggered by the discovery of natural gas in the mile-deep Marcellus shale of Western Pennsylvania. His stories on brain imaging and pterosaurs have aired on NPR. Reid writes about paleontology, technology and medicine for several Pittsburgh-area magazines, and his work has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

He got his first exposure to science writing when he was a freelancer for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine writing about drug discovery, regenerative medicine and computational biology, things he never studied as a writing and photography major at Hampshire College.

Prior to becoming a freelancer, Frazier worked as a reporter at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and the North Jersey Herald & News. Somewhere along the way, he went to Bolivia for a year to teach English and learn Spanish, and got a master's degree in social history from the University of Vermont. Frazier's first adult job was as a night shift donut finisher at Daddy D's Donuts in Pittsburgh. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and two daughters.