About Lorna @lornabaldwin
Lorna Baldwin is an Emmy and Peabody award winning producer at the PBS NewsHour. In her two decades at the NewsHour, Baldwin has crisscrossed the US reporting on issues ranging from the water crisis in Flint, Michigan to tsunami preparedness in the Pacific Northwest to the politics of poverty on the campaign trail in North Carolina. Farther afield, Baldwin reported on the problem of sea turtle nest poaching in Costa Rica, the distinctive architecture of Rotterdam, the Netherlands and world renowned landscape artist, Piet Oudolf.
Baldwin pitched, researched and produced “The Plastic Problem” series that aired on the PBS NewsHour in 2018 and was a recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award. She went on to produce an hour-long documentary version of that series airing nationally on PBS in 2019. For her work on the NewsHour’s “On the Fire Line” report, she won the Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newscast Emmy Award. The report exposed a longstanding culture of rape, harassment and assault in the ranks of the U.S. Forest Service, and eventually contributed to the resignation of the Chief of the United States Forest Service. The investigation was also a Peabody nominee.
Baldwin has also has produced newsmaker interviews with President Jimmy Carter, President Bill Clinton, billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, among others.
Prior to the NewsHour, Baldwin’s love of news was fostered through her work at NBC News in New York, the BBC in both Glasgow and London and while working for a member of British parliament.
Baldwin holds a BA in International and Area Studies from Kalamazoo College. She spent her childhood in Michigan and Scotland, and remains an avid traveler.
Lorna’s Recent Stories
Nation Jan 06How the Capitol attack unfolded
Congress is still investigating the origins and planning behind last year's insurrection on Jan. 6 — the most violent assault on the United States Capitol since the British attack during the war of 1812. Amna Nawaz takes a look back…
Nation Dec 06A look at the life and legacy of former GOP Majority Leader, presidential nominee Bob Dole
Bob Dole's storied political career spanned five decades, taking him from the heights of power in Congress to the lows of failed presidential bids. During his career, Dole helped shape the Republican party as a senator from Kansas, and majority…
Nation Nov 25Rising grocery prices put pressure on millions of Americans already facing food insecurity
On this day, when Americans traditionally gather with friends and family to celebrate the bounty of food, there are still many in this country struggling to feed themselves. According to the U.S.D.A, almost 15 percent of families with kids in…
Science Nov 04Glacier ice samples act as records of climate change’s impact on Earth
The impacts of a warming world and changing climate are more evident every day. Many of the Earth's tropical glaciers are in jeopardy because of human activity's effect on the atmosphere. William Brangham reports on a couple in Columbus, Ohio,…
World Nov 03Can the world’s whitest paint save Earth?
Its inventors say it could help address climate change because it's highly reflective, and thus absorbs very little heat.
Nation Oct 18Can the world’s whitest paint save Earth?
A special experimental white paint that recently made it into the Guinness World Records could one day help keep the world from heating up. John Yang explains from West Lafayette, Indiana.
Arts Sep 02This Detroit exhibition puts American car culture on display
70 years of automotive design and innovation are on display in the city that made them: Detroit. From mass produced cars to conceptual models and sketches on display, Jeffrey Brown reports on the car exhibition at the Detroit Institute of…
Arts Aug 10Michigan exhibit shows why a chair can be more than a place to sit
The average adult sits six and a half hours a day, but sometimes, a chair is much more. A new exhibition examines a school renowned for its influence on art and design – the very ‘look’ of post-war America. Jeffrey…
Nation Aug 05Remembering Richard Trumka, a giant in the world of labor and unions
Richard Trumka, who was at the helm of the nation's largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO, for more than two decades, died on Thursday. Paul Solman reports, and Robert Reich, former secretary of labor under the Clinton administration, joins Judy Woodruff…
Arts Jul 29Artist Mario Moore’s work seeks to enshrine Black Americans’ presence
While art history usually involves portraits of royalty and society's rich and famous, a young Detroit artist is rethinking who deserves a place in the picture. Jeffrey Brown reports for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.