Dana Bate is an award-winning journalist and author. Currently, she works as a freelance health and science reporter for WHYY, Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate. Before that, she worked as a Washington, DC-based field producer and on-air reporter for the PBS Nightly Business Report, where she won the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for a series she produced on the Indian economy.

She is also the author of five novels, which have been published in several languages around the world. Her writing has appeared in numerous outlets, including The Independent, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Culinate, Table Matters, and Smithsonian.com.

As an undergraduate, she studied molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale University. In her senior year, she became an anchor and reporter for Yale’s one-hour news radio program, The Blueline Report, a show produced in the style of NPR’s All Things Considered. Hooked on the storytelling process, she enrolled in Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, where she received a master’s degree and won the Harrington Award for outstanding promise in the field of journalism. She currently lives outside Philadelphia with her family.