Savannah, Georgia. © E.A. Crunden

Savannah, Georgia. © E.A. Crunden


About E.A. (Ev) Crunden

I am a climate and environment reporter based in Washington, D.C. My beat is very wide-ranging; I closely follow government agencies like the EPA and Interior Department, while also keeping tabs on national trends, fossil fuels, renewables and clean energy, international environmental issues, chemical contamination, and a slew of other topics. My personal passion is environmental justice and I strive to always write through that lens. I have reported from Texas (my home state), Florida, Puerto Rico, and Michigan, as well as all over D.C., and I hope that list never stops growing.

Education: I graduated from Smith College in 2013 with a B.A. in Government & Anthropology and a focus on international relations, and later completed an M.A. at Johns Hopkins University in nonfiction writing. I speak a small amount of French, Spanish, Hebrew, and Urdu — none well enough to conduct a remotely interesting interview although every year I plan to change that!

Work: I currently work for ThinkProgress’ climate branch, ClimateProgress. I previously co-edited first the North Africa & Egypt page and then the Afghanistan & Pakistan and Eastern Europe & Central Asia pages for Muftah magazine. I also previously worked at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) running programs around the world, and before that I was, inexplicably, a junior paralegal at a law firm. I’ve come…a long way since then.


Austin, Texas. © E.A. Crunden

Austin, Texas. © E.A. Crunden