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Paul Raeburn left Business Week in 2002 after seven years as a senior editor and senior writer covering science, medicine, biology, and environment. He has been writing a memoir of his experiences with his child's mental illness, called Acquainted with the Night, to be published this spring by Broadway Books. He is a commentator for National Public Radio's Morning Edition, and a regular guest host of NPR's Science Friday.
Raeburn joined Business Week from the Associated Press where he had been science editor and chief science correspondent. He is the author of Mars: Uncovering the Secrets of the Red Planet, (National Geographic Society, 1998) and The Last Harvest: The Genetic Gamble That Threatens To Destroy American Agriculture (Simon & Schuster, 1995). He has published more than 100 freelance articles in The New York Times, Popular Science, Child, American Health, Technology Review, and many other newspapers and magazines.
Raeburn is a recipient of many writing awards including the Science-in-Society Award of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW); the Associated Press Managing Editors award for excellence in spot news coverage; and the John P. McGovern Award for Excellence in Medical Communications from the American Medical Writers Association. He is an honorary member of the scientific research society Sigma Xi and immediate past president of the NASW.
He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a bachelor's degree in physics. Raeburn is an accomplished piano player and a jazz fan. He lives in New York City with his wife, the writer Elizabeth DeVita.