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
Politics Jun 07Bill Clinton: Monica Lewinsky ‘paid quite a price’ for relationship
In the first of a two-part interview, former President Clinton says said he was afraid that Monica Lewinsky would be frozen in the public memory for their relationship: "I didn't want that for her." He sits down with James Patterson,…
Politics Apr 18Remembering Barbara Bush, political dynasty matriarch
We look back at the life of former first lady Barbara Bush. Son and former President George W. Bush describes his family saying goodbye in a conversation with Amy Holmes and Michael Gerson, then Judy Woodruff gets remembrances from Susan…
Nation Apr 17Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at 92
Barbara Bush, a former first lady and linchpin of one of American's leading political families, has died in Houston, Texas. A statement from the family did not immediately identify a cause of death.
Nation Mar 08WATCH: 3 women recount years of harassment in the forest service
Firefighters Darla Bush, Jonel Wagoner and Darlene Hall filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2014, claiming sexual harassment of and retaliation against women in the Forest Service in California.
Nation Mar 02U.S. Forest Service chief under investigation after complaints of sexual misconduct
The U.S. Forest Service has confirmed that parent agency USDA has “engaged an independent investigator” to look into complaints against Chief Tony Tooke. News of this investigation comes as the Forest Service deals with allegations of a broader culture of…
Nation Mar 01Rape, harassment and retaliation in the U.S. Forest Service: Women firefighters tell their stories
Women in the U.S. Forest Service aren't just fighting fires; some are fighting sexual misconduct in the most remote parts of the country. In an exclusive PBS NewsHour investigation, 34 women in 13 states told their stories of rape, harassment,…
Science Jan 17Reporter’s Notebook: Waiting in the dark for sea turtles to nest
To find a sea turtle as she lay her nest, we had a few rules to follow.
Poetry Sep 29Mapping Seattle, poem by poem
Seattle's "Poetic Grid" captures the rapidly changing city by asking people to write about locations that have meaning to them.
Arts Aug 30Small Michigan museum holds massive collection of Edward Curtis’ Native American photography
More than 700 works by photographer Edward S. Curtis are on exhibit at the Muskegon Museum of Art in what’s believed to be the largest ever exhibition of his work.
Economy Jun 26Here is Warren Buffett’s first tax return, filed at age 14
You might wonder why a 14-year-old would have to file a federal income tax return. Buffett made more than $500 and IRS rules at the time required that a return must be filed by every citizen of the United States,…