Head of the Science Desk at NPR
Andrea Kissack is NPR's Chief Science Editor and head of the Science Desk, where she presides over NPR's coverage of scientific and medical research and policy. She also oversees the desk's coverage of global health, climate, food, and consumer health news.
Previously, Kissack served as the Deputy Senior Supervising Editor of the digital team on the Science desk, where she provided leadership, integration, and collaboration of the desk's work in visual, animation, text, graphics, and audio.
Prior to her time at NPR, Kissack worked at KQED, where she was Senior Editor for ten years of the station's award-winning multimedia science coverage. She also served as the Senior Producer for the California Report, KQED's statewide news service. In addition to having worked at other member stations including KLON in Long Beach and WUSF in Tampa, she has reported for KNX, the CBS affiliate in Los Angeles.
Kissack has shared her wealth of experience as a teacher of multimedia storytelling and broadcast journalism at several colleges and universities. She graduated from Ohio University and received her Master of Arts in telecommunication management.