Rae Ellen Bichell
As a regional reporter with the Mountain West News Bureau, I cover stories from northern Colorado that matter to people across the states that touch the Rocky Mountains, with a focus on science and health.
I love public radio because truth is its currency. It provides a voice of reason in an often troubled media landscape.
Before coming to Colorado, I reported from Washington, D.C. and Helsinki, Finland. As a national science reporter with NPR, I covered general science and biomedical research. In the spirit of bringing humanity and humor to sometimes dry topics, I once managed to dig up a recording of NASA astronauts lamenting the presence of biohazards floating through their shuttle.
I spent some time in Finland as a freelance journalist and Fulbright grantee before returning to the U.S. as a 2013 NPR Kroc Fellow. I was part of a reporting team that won NPR a Peabody Award for Ebola virus coverage.
When I’m not reporting, I’m usually reading, playing soccer or blowing raspberries with/at my kiddo.