Vanishing Hometowns

Christy George

Cross-platform writer-producer Christy George has been covering climate change and the environment for 15 years.

The genesis of her non-fiction book project Vanishing Hometowns was her award-winning radio series “The Denmark Project” about the impact of climate change in one tiny Oregon town.

Hour-long TV documentaries she has produced include “Columbia Gorge: the Fight for Paradise,” and “Forecast Cloudy,” about climate skeptics in the ranks of weather forecasters.

Before she began producing segments for the PBS-TV program, “History Detectives,” she’s worked for Oregon Public Broadcasting, the national business show Marketplace Radio, WGBH-TV, WBUR-FM and the Boston Herald, where she edited national and foreign news. Her awards include three Emmys, an Edward R. Murrow award, a Gracie Allen award, and many others, including sharing in Marketplace Radio’s Columbia-duPont Silver Baton. She was a 1991 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University and serves on the board of directors of the Society of Environmental Journalists.