Lesley McClurg

KQED Science Reporter

Lesley McClurg reports for KQED Science. She focuses on health and medicine with a sprinkling of stories about the environment and food. Numerous shows on NPR and PBS regularly rebroadcast her features. She won an Emmy and an Edward R. Murrow. The Association for Health Journalists awarded Lesley best beat coverage. The Society of Environmental Journalists spotlighted her ongoing coverage of California's historic drought. Before joining KQED in 2016, she reported for Capital Public Radio, Colorado Public Radio, KUOW and KCTS in Seattle. When not hunched over her laptop Lesley enjoys non-sequitur strolls with her toddler, throwing a disc with her husband or scheming their next globetrotting escapade. Before motherhood she relished dancing tango till sunrise. She fuels herself almost exclusively on chocolate chips when on deadline.