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
Arts Feb 17Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit, Dick Bruna, dies at 89
The rabbit, known as Miffy in English, first came to life 62 years ago. Today, Miffy books have sold more than 85 million copies in more than 50 languages.
World Jan 10Journalist who broke the story of start of World War II dies at 105
Her biggest scoop came at age 27, just days into her rookie reporting career. Hollingworth was reporting in southern Poland for Britain's Daily Telegraph when she decided to investigate what was happening across the border.
World Apr 07Rare Shakespeare ‘First Folio’ found on Scottish island
It’s now one of only 234 known copies in the world, hidden for more than 100 years in the library at Mount Stuart, a vast estate on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. The “First Folio” is 36 of William…
Health Jan 23Worried about lead in your water? Flint pediatricians have this advice
The lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan has people across the nation wondering about their own possible exposure to the toxic metal. “When pediatricians hear anything about lead, we stand up straight, and we freak out,” says Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha,…
World Sep 07Newly discovered images show what tennis looked like in the 16th century
As the second week of the final Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year moves closer to crowning champions in New York, archivists across the Atlantic Ocean at the University of Glasgow in Scotland have discovered what may be the…
Science Aug 20Keeping up with the Joneses, Neolithic Scotland edition
As I stand on this windswept bit of Orkney looking down at the Ness of Brodgar dig site, there’s a salty sea loch to my left, a freshwater loch to my right, and standing stones in front of and behind…
World May 04The royal couple had a daughter, and Charlotte is her name
Britain's newest princess now has a name: Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. Kensington Palace announced the moniker Monday, two days after she was born.
World Apr 15Fields of flowers bloom, brighten the Netherlands
The world’s second largest flower garden, the Keukenhof park in Lisse, the Netherlands, was awash in a palette of colors today as its seven million bulbs covering 79 acres came into bloom.
Nation Mar 11Hidden in plain sight, rare coins spend 80 years unseen on college shelf
University at Buffalo faculty member Philip Kiernan heard a rumor back in 2010 and went on a hunt for a collection of rare, ancient and priceless Greek and Roman coins. Not in Greece and not in Italy. The hunt was…
Nation Feb 25Ice caves open to the public on Lake Superior
Grab your ice cleats and snow poles this weekend for a 1.1 mile trek over icy Lake Superior to witness the stunning naturally formed ice caves at Apostle Island National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Park rangers determined today the…