Robert B. Semple, Jr.
Grantham Prize for Excellence
in Reporting on the Environment
Prize Juror Bio
Diane Hawkins-Cox is a Senior Producer with the CNN Science and Technology Unit. Hawkins-Cox joined CNN in Atlanta just months before it was launched in 1984. Hawkins-Cox has been Co-Producer of Next@CNN, a weekly hour-long newsmagazine focusing on technology, science, environment, and space, and she earlier had been Producer of Earth Matters, a weekly half-hour newsmagazine on global environmental issues. Along with the CNN Environment Unit, Hawkins-Cox won a national Emmy for "In Nature's Wake," a CNN special on the 1993 Mississippi River floods; and the Cable ACE Award for coverage of the 1992 Earth Summit. Before joining CNN in April 1980, just before its launch, Hawkins-Cox had been a writer and producer with KCMO-TV (now KCTV-TV) in Kansas City. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources (IJNR), a nonprofit continuing education organization, and a long-time member of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ).