‘A gifted interviewer and lively, exuberant storyteller’
MEDIA REACTION TO MY PANGOLIN/COVID-19 INVESTIGATION:
THE NEW YORK TIMES: ‘Pangolins are suspected as a potential coronavirus host’
SPRINGER NATURE & MORE: More than 120 academic journals have cited the data first published in my global interest investigation on the links between pangolins and Covid-19 several days before it was posted to preprint biology server bioRxiv. Featuring interviews from the researchers, this story was co-written with colleague Don Pinnock. The globally tracked high-impact research output can be viewed here.
THE NEW YORKER: ‘Did pangolin trafficking cause the coronavirus pandemic?’ – a David Quammen analysis
LE MONDE: ‘Coronavirus: le pangolin a-t-il pu servir d’hôte intermédiaire?’
WIRED: ‘Bats, snakes or pangolins? Inside the hunt for the animal behind the coronavirus outbreak’
INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO MY ‘BATTLEGROUND ANTARCTICA’ INVESTIGATIVE SERIES:
COVERING CLIMATE NOW: This global Guardian/The Nation/Columbia Journalism Review/WNYC climate-media partnership profiled my Battleground Antarctica investigative series alongside ‘Postcards from a world on fire’ by the New York Times.
SOUTH AFRICAN MEDIA INTERVIEWS
I am often invited by independent broadcast, digital and print media to speak about my breaking-news investigations. Here are interview highlights since 2019.
PUBLISHER RESEARCH COUNCIL: Celebrating women journalists
WORLD CLEANUP DAY: Investigative journalism decries the destruction of our planet
THE BRUCE WHITFIELD ‘MONEY’ SHOW: Battleground Antarctica investigative series
AFTERNOON DRIVE WITH JOHN MAYTHAM: Battleground Antarctica investigative series
AFTERNOON DRIVE WITH JOHN MAYTHAM: ‘Table Mountain is now classified as a struggling park,’ says SANParks
AFTERNOON DRIVE WITH JOHN MAYTHAM: Pyrocene Cape – Inside the furnace of Table Mountain’s fire starters
NEWZROOM AFRIKA: China bans sale of wildlife for food
CAPETALK/702: Uncovering the climate causes behind Australia’s wildfires
SMILE 90.4FM: On We Have a Game Changer and the team who kept digging into stories, despite death threats and empty bank accounts
CAPETALK/702: CITES Rhino Files: Death or glory for species on the bandwagon?
CAPETALK/702: Be mindful before you rush out this Black Friday
Interview with John GI Clarke: Tiara and the Trinitarian Tree
Gourmand 2020 World Cookbook Awards: Entertainment – Duinhuis by Isabella Niehaus (Human & Rousseau). I was the editor on this project.
Gourmand 2020 World Cookbook Awards: African (3rd) – Food Stories: With Love from the Twins by Tebo and Lebo Ndala (NB Publishers). I was the editor on this project.