Veteran NPR science correspondent and award-winning TV journalist Ira Flatow is the host of Science Friday, a weekly call-in radio program that connects listeners with scientists for informative discussions about science, technology, health, medicine, space, and the environment.
On television, Flatow has discussed cutting-edge science stories on a range of programs, including the four-part PBS series Big Ideas. For six years Flatow was host and writer for the Emmy award-winning Newton's Apple on PBS and he has been a science reporter for CBS, Westinghouse, and CNBC. In his 35 year career, Ira has talked science on the Today Show, Charlie Rose, Merv Griffin and Oprah.
Ira is the author of numerous books. His latest is Present at the Future.
His recent honors include the National Science Board Public Service Award (2005), AAAS Journalism Award (2000), the Carl Sagan Award (1999), and the Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest (2010). Most recently, Ira was named as the winner of the 2012 Isaac Asimov Science Award.
A NOTE FROM IRA
You’re the reason Science Friday works! The support of our donors has allowed us to enrich our coverage of science and technology news and to keep our podcasts and Web videos free. For 22 years!
I’m tremendously grateful for your generosity and look forward to many more years of Science Friday. Thank you!