Cynthia Graber

         print and radio journalist


Fascination with people and their stories. Love of languages and travel. Curiosity about science and the natural world. These characteristics led to my career as a journalist, covering science, food, culture, the environment, and any other stories that intrigue me, all over the world.

Most recently, I co-launched a podcast called Gastropod! Co-hosted with Nicola Twilley of Edible Geography, it’s a show that delves into food through the lens of science and history. It’s available on iTunes, Stitcher, and any podcasting app, and all our episodes can be streamed directly from our website. Gastropod was honored as the 2015 best culinary audio series from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and we won a regional Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

In my normal life, I’m a freelance radio and print journalist. During the 2012-2013 year, I was a fellow at the MIT Knight Fellowship for Science Journalism, and I followed that with one of the inaugural Food and Farming fellowships from the UC Berkeley School of Journalism. I received the 2014 IOP-STFC International Physics Journalism Award for my e-single, “Electric Spark: How electricity could be the key to human regeneration,” published by Matter.

Click on the links above to read and listen to examples of my award-winning radio, magazine, and newspaper stories.