Pat Walters is an award-winning reporter, producer and editor, who has worked across a wide range of media over the past 10 years, from public radio to podcasts, magazines, newspapers, live journalism, and books. He’s currently senior editor at Radiolab, where he’s producing a series of stories set to be released in the summer of 2019.
Previously, Pat was one of the first 30 employees at the hit podcast start-up Gimlet Media, where he created and hosted Undone, a documentary show that revisited major national news events from the recent past (from the origins of Greenpeace, to a riot that killed disco music, to the Columbia space shuttle disaster), and helped create Uncivil, a show that tells the unofficial history of the Civil War (with Chenjerai Kumanyika and Jack Hitt), which won a 2017 Peabody Award. Before that he was senior editor of Pop-Up Magazine, the world's first "live magazine," where he produced the show’s first national tour, an experimental food show/pop-up restaurant with Samin Nosrat (Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat), and a session at the TED conference in Vancouver, among other projects. Previous to Pop-Up, Pat was a staff producer at Radiolab, where his work won a Third Coast Award and contributed to the show’s first Peabody in 2011. Pat’s roots are in print. He trained at The Poynter Institute, wrote his first feature story for The St. Petersburg Times, and wrote magazines stories for the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Popular Science, and others. In 2008 he fact-checked the bestselling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. He’s a former National Geographic Explorer.
You can reach him at email@example.com or on Twitter @patwalters.