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Nancy Shute

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Nancy Shute is the Editor in Chief of Science News Media Group, which has been reporting on advances in science and technology since 1922. Properties includes the Science News magazine and website; the Science News for Students site for students and educators; and Science News in High Schools, which provides magazines and educator tools to teachers at 4,600 high schools. The Science News Media Group is part of the Society for Science and the Public, a nonprofit organization that advances STEM education and science literacy through three major student science competitions (Broadcom MASTERS, Regeneron STS, and Intel ISEF), and through science journalism. Prior to joining Science News in February 2018, Ms. Shute was an editor for National Public Radio in Washington, D.C., and director of science and technology coverage for US News & World Report magazine. She holds an A.B. in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master’s in Law from Yale Law School. She is a past president of the U.S. National Association of Science Writers, the world’s largest science journalism organization, and helped lead efforts to hold the World Conference of Science Journalists in Doha, Qatar, in 2011, and in San Francisco in 2017.

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