Washington Post hires Quartz’s Coren to write climate column

Michael Coren

Washington Post climate & environment editor Zachary Goldfarb and climate & environment deputy editor Juliet Eilperin sent out the following on Monday:

We’re pleased to announce Michael Coren is joining The Post as the writer of “Climate Coach,” a new column and newsletter that will help readers navigate the choices they face when seeking to live a more climate- and environmentally friendly life.

Michael comes to The Post from Quartz, where he was a deputy editor leading a team covering climate, technology and economics. As a reporter, his work has focused on the end of the road for traditional automakers, an emerging price on carbon, the simple math behind Elon Musk’s companies and why it’s profitable to waste solar energy. His recent Pulitzer Center-backed investigation sparked congressional hearings on how lead in aviation fuel is poisoning a new generation of Americans and allowed readers to visualize air traffic at hundreds of local airports.

As a Henry Luce fellow, Michael started his career as a reporter and then as managing editor of Cambodia’s Phnom Penh Post. Mike was CNN.com’s science producer before becoming a contributor to the Economist, Foreign Policy, the Christian Science Monitor, Voice of America and others.

Michael also spent several years researching and designing climate policies and forest carbon projects, and he later founded and ran a venture-backed digital publishing start-up in Silicon Valley.

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from Emory University in journalism and environmental science and graduated with a master’s focused on environmental economics at the Yale School of the Environment. He is a recipient of the Udall and MIT Knight science journalism fellowships.

Michael lives in the Lands End neighborhood of San Francisco with his wife, Ashley; new son, Vaughan; and an often-runaway Siberian husky named Miska. He spends most of his weekends running, swimming, surfing, and learning how to assemble and fold baby gear.

Michael will join The Post on Dec. 5, and his new column and newsletter will begin in January.