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Dale Willman is Executive Editor of the not-for-profit Field Notes Productions, the Saratoga Springs, New York, production firm from which he reports on environmental issues for a number of news outlets nationwide. A national award-winning correspondent and editor, Willman teaches and lectures on college campuses on numerous topics, including environmental journalism and diversity in the news media.
Willman for two years was Managing Editor of the Great Lakes Radio Consortium, helping turn that radio news service into a regional powerhouse and expanding its news feeds by 10 percent to reach 135 public radio stations in 20 states and in Canada. The news service won more than a dozen national and regional journalism awards during that time, including the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award in 2002 for best use of sound.
Willman spent more than 10 years in various roles with National Public Radio in Washington, D.C., and still occasionally anchors newscasts for "All Things Considered" and "Weekend All Things Considered." During the Gulf War he provided NPR reporting and hourly newscasts from London, and he shared a Peabody Award for his work on the All Things Considered series "Lost and Found Sound." He was producer of NPR's coverage from Littleton, Colorado, of the Columbine High School tragedy. His CNN Radio series, "Broadway's Dirty Little Secret," detailing environmental problems surrounding production of Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, in 1998 earned him a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting.
With CBS, Willman provided radio coverage of the White House, Capital Hill, the Pentagon, and the State Department, and he was field producer and correspondent for stories on events ranging from U.S.-Soviet "Summits" to the bombing of the Murrah Federal Office building in Oklahoma City, Ok.
He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), and Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). He has a masters degree in environment and community from Antioch University and did his undergraduate work in international relations from the Ohio State University.