Richard Harris

Science Correspondent

NPR News


Richard Harris has been an award-winning science correspondent at National Public Radio for more than 25 years. He has covered many aspects of earth science, ranging from climate change and earthquakes to ocean acidification. His ocean-related reports have delved into catch-shares for fisheries, the tragedy of Atlantic bluefin tuna and marine spatial planning. In 2010, his pioneering reporting about the Deepwater Horizon disaster revealed that the the size of the spill was being underestimated by an order of magnitude.