Marla Cone

Deputy Editor

Marla Cone is a deputy editor at CalMatters who directs our California Divide project. Previously she was a senior editor for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where she created and led a new initiative investigating Trump administration policies related to science. Cone also was senior editor/environment at National Geographic magazine and an environmental reporter at the Los Angeles Times for 18 years. She has won two national environmental reporting awards, and her book “Silent Snow: The Slow Poisoning of the Arctic” was a finalist for a National Academies Communications Award. She taught at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she was the first Hewlett Foundation fellow for environmental journalism.


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