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 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…
Nation May 22Watch a wall of dense fog creep across Lake Michigan
Two fishermen on Lake Michigan caught more than a big fish yesterday. They caught on camera a massive fog bank making its way across the lake. Andrew Ballard and his father Spencer were out for a leisurely day of fishing near…
World May 07Adventurers arrive in the U.S. after 100-day journey across the Atlantic
A South African duo have become the first people to row from Africa to the U.S. across the Atlantic Ocean, all without a support team. Riaan Manser, a professional adventurer, and his partner Vasti Geldenhuys arrived in Miami, Florida, around…
Arts Apr 21100-foot-tall steel horses pay tribute to Scotland’s equine past
The massive horse heads tower over the landscape, glinting in the sun or glistening in the rain, depending on what the ever-changing Scottish skies have in store. Named "The Kelpies," the 100-foot tall, 300-ton structures officially opened to the public…
Health Apr 08How sweet it is: Honey guidelines and the future of bees
Honey sitting on American supermarket shelves might not be the real thing. On Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration took steps to ensure that if it's labeled "honey," it actually is.
World Apr 02Italian kitchen holds secret to decades-old art heist
For decades the kitchen of a retired Italian factory worker unwittingly held the secret to a 1970 art heist in London.
World Mar 28Flock of sheep aid French farmers’ protest at Louvre
Video via euronews Twelve sheep and a sheepdog walk into the Louvre. If it sounds like the beginning of a joke, it's not. In Paris Friday, French farmers protesting European Union agricultural policy herded a flock of sheep down…
Nation Mar 28Birthplace of WWII icon ‘Rosie the Riveter’ at risk
The World War II bomber plant in Michigan that gave birth to the icon Rosie the Riveter needs an infusion of cash to save the site from being demolished. "The Save the Bomber Plant campaign" has already raised $6.5 million…
World Mar 26Storied St. Andrews golf club to vote on admitting women
After a 260-year wait, women will finally get the chance to become members at the "home of golf," The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland. The current roster of around 2,500 elite members will vote in…
Nation Mar 21UN: Threatened forests create jobs and fight climate change
1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods. Yet they are disappearing at the rate of 32 million acres every single year.