Greg Gilderman is an award-winning producer and reporter. In 2008 he was part of the editorial start-up team that launched The Daily Beast; currently he is executive producer of digital video at Weather.com. Recent projects include The Real Death Valley, a look at the mysterious deaths of migrants in south Texas; America Burning, an investigation into the country’s epidemic of wildfires; and Down and Out in Anchorage, Alaska, a look at youth homelessness in America’s coldest city.
His reporting interests range from environmental science to crime and public health policy. He has reported on Russia’s AIDS epidemic, online prostitution, heroin trafficking, and how changes in policing affect crime rates. He recently was invited by Johns Hopkins University to speak about ways scholars can reach general audiences through reporting and writing.
Greg is a 2007 graduate of the Journalism School. While a student, he was named a finalist for the Livingston Award, a national prize that recognizes journalists under 35. His master’s project was the November 2006 cover story of Philadelphia Magazine, an issue nominated for a National Magazine Award. In 2013, he was a four-time Webby Award nominee, and in 2014 he was the recipient of four Editor & Publisher Eppy Awards.
In his teaching, Greg emphasizes the importance of weaving together traditional shoe leather reporting and academic research. He has been an adjunct faculty member of the Journalism School since 2009.