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
World Jan 30Britain pays tribute to Winston Churchill 50 years after his state funeral
When Winston Churchill died 50 years ago at the age of 90, a million people lined the streets of London to watch the funeral cortege pass by. The man who led Britain to victory against Nazi Germany was honored with…
Science Jan 29Rare fox trots into view after 100 years, thrills biologists
It's one of only about 50 thought to exist in North America, making the Sierra Nevada red fox one of the rarest mammals on the continent. In December and early January, one (or possibly two) came trotting into view of…
Science Jan 12Re-examined fossils reveal motorboat-sized marine reptile once swam in Scotland’s seas
No, it's not the mythical Loch Ness monster, but 170 million years ago Dearcmhara shawcrossi prowled the warm coastal waters of Scotland in pursuit of fish and other reptiles. Scientists announced the discovery of the previously unknown prehistoric marine reptile in…
World Jan 09Female feat: Nepalese climbers celebrate peak performance
A team of women in Nepal has achieved a mountaineering first, scaling seven of the world's highest peaks on seven continents.
Science Dec 31Why are snowy owls moving so far from their Arctic home? And where can I spot one?
Why are so many snowy owls popping up thousands of miles from their Arctic stomping grounds? Bird experts say the most likely reason is an abundance of rodents (lemmings are their prey of choice) in northern Quebec last year, and…
Arts Dec 16Creator of ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ dies at 86
Norman Bridwell, who brought Clifford the Big Red Dog to life in a series of books and later an animated show on PBS, died in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts on Friday. He was 86 years old.
Nation Dec 11Sea of clouds cover the Grand Canyon in rare weather event
Imagine showing up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view the Grand Canyon in Arizona only to find the deep ravine completely covered by clouds. If you went today, that’s what you saw — a rare total cloud inversion just below…
Arts Dec 03From sheep to shop: Scotland’s tweed reinvents itself
Tweed, once a staple of the British landed gentry, is taking off on the path of rebirth and reinvention. It graces runways in Paris and New York. It adorns Hollywood A-listers from Benedict Cumberbatch to Miss Piggy. It’s the reason…
Science Dec 02DNA all but confirms 500-year-old bones are King Richard III’s
A 500-year-old cold case is nearing its conclusion. British scientists have determined with "99.999 percent" accuracy that the remains of King Richard III of England really were lying under a municipal parking lot in the central English city of Leicester.
Arts Nov 21Auction brings record for O’Keeffe and women artists
Georgia O'Keefe's 1932 "Jimson Weed, White Flower No. 1" made history at a Sotheby's auction in New York on Thursday, selling for $44.4 million.