Scott Huler has written on everything from the death penalty to bikini waxing, from NASCAR racing to the stealth bomber, for such newspapers as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Los Angeles Times and such magazines as Backpacker, Fortune, and ESPN. His award-winning radio work has been heard on "All Things Considered" and "Day to Day" on National Public Radio and on "Marketplace" and "Splendid Table" on American Public Media. He has been a staff writer for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Raleigh News & Observer and a staff reporter and producer for Nashville Public Radio. He has taught at such colleges as Berry College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and sometimes serves as guest host on "The State of Things" on WUNC-FM.
On the Grid was his sixth book; his work has also been included in such compilations as Appalachian Adventure and in such anthologies as Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont, The Appalachian Trail Reader and Speed: Stories of Survival from Behind the Wheel. He was a 2002-3 Knight-Wallace Fellow at Michigan and was the 2011 Piedmont Laureate.
For 2014-15 Scott is Knight Science Journalism Project Fellow at MIT. His project, retracing the journey of John Lawson in 1700-1701, lives atwww.lawsontrek.com He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, the writer June Spence, and their two sons.