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 Oct 29Lost and found? Fragment of Earhart’s missing plane identified
After 77 years of searching, researchers announced they are one big step closer to knowing where aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and her plane ended up. An aluminum fragment found in 1991 on a remote, uninhabited coral atoll in the Pacific…
World Sep 18The other Scottish vote — ‘Home of Golf’ to admit women
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland voted to admit women today, by 85 percent of those who took part in the vote. Until now, the 260-year-old club was for men only.
World Sep 18From Golden Retrievers to ‘Grand Theft Auto’ — 10 exports you didn’t know were Scottish
You might know that golf, Scotch and haggis come from Scotland, but did you know the blockbuster video game "Grand Theft Auto" does as well? As Scots go to the polls today to vote on whether to stick with the…
Nation Jul 08Get in line if you dare — world’s tallest water slide opens Thursday
http://youtu.be/NG-uY2wze2Y?t=4s It’s named the Verrückt, which in German means “insane”. At 168 feet tall, or 17 stories high, it has the seal of approval from Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest water slide. To…
Arts Jul 07The historical novel celebrates 200 years, thanks to Sir Walter Scott
The author of one of the world's first bestsellers carved out a distinctive identity for Scotland through his writing, an image that persists 200 years later.
Nation Jun 26Drink up — New York City’s soda ban is dead
New York's highest court ruled Thursday not to reinstate a ban on big sodas.
Nation Jun 24Explorers close in on 17th-century Great Lakes shipwreck
Shipwreck hunter Steve Libert thinks he has found the remains of the Griffin…
Nation Jun 11America’s oldest working lighthouse turns 250
For 250 years the Sandy Hook lighthouse in New Jersey has guided sailors safely in and out of New York Harbor…
World Jun 0589-year-old D-Day veteran recreates parachute jump into France
A day before the anniversary of D-Day, 89-year-old Jock Hutton recreated the parachute jump he made into a field in Normandy 70 years ago.
World May 23Fire engulfs iconic Art Nouveau building and school in Scotland
Firefighters in Glasgow, Scotland today battled to save what they could of the Glasgow School of Art, one of Scotland’s most famous and treasured buildings. The main doors of the Glasgow School of Art. Photo by Flickr user…