Lesley McClurg reports for KQED Science primarily on medical and mental health with a sprinkling of stories about the environment, astronomy and food. She thrives in breaking news coverage and can usually be found right in the midst of a natural disaster. Her work is regularly rebroadcast on NPR and PBS. She is an Edward R. Murrow and Emmy award winning journalist. The Society of Environmental Journalists recognized her beat 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. If Lesley isn't immersed in a dance workshop, she's usually darting to the mountains or the beach on weekends. She fuels herself almost exclusively on chocolate chips when on deadline. You can find her on Twitter at @lesleywmcclurg.