Gisele Grayson Gisele Grayson is a deputy editor on NPR's science desk. She edits stories about climate, the environment, space, and about basic research in biology and physics.
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Gisele Grayson

Deputy Editor, Science Desk

Gisele Grayson is a deputy editor on NPR's science desk. She edits stories about climate, the environment, space, and about basic research in biology and physics.

From 2011 to 2018, she ran the NPR side of a collaboration with Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service focused on health care policy and politics. The collaboration includes more than 30 reporters from public radio stations across the country and provided extensive coverage of both the Affordable Care Act and all the efforts to change the health law.

Grayson started her NPR career in June 2001. She contributed to NPR's coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks and the anthrax attacks later that fall. She traveled with reporters and worked on stories that ranged from the tsunami in Indonesia to black lung in West Virginia, and from dinosaurs to the Y chromosome. Grayson also spent a month in Mississippi working on stories about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2008, she traveled around the country with Linda Wertheimer talking to voters. She has worked on All Things Considered, produced election night coverage in 2010, and won a national health care reporting award for producing a story on osteopenia with reporter Alix Spiegel.

Before working at NPR, Grayson worked for various law firms in Washington, DC, and New York, and planned meetings for business executives at The Conference Board in New York. Grayson graduated from Wesleyan University and has a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.

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#BlackBirdersWeek 2021: Celebrating The Joy Of Birds

#BlackBirdersWeek emerged last year from a groundswell of support for Christian Cooper, a Black man and avid birder, who was harassed by a white woman while birding in Central Park. This year is all about celebrating Black joy. Co-organizer Deja Perkins talks about how the week went and why it's important to observe nature wherever you live.

#BlackBirdersWeek 2021: Celebrating The Joy Of Birds

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Stuttering often appears in childhood and for some, it stays with them all their lives. 1% of the world's adults stutter. Malte Mueller/Getty Images/fStop hide caption

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My Grandmother Was Italian. Why Aren't My Genes Italian?

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With ACA Plans A Tougher Sell, Insurers Bring On The Puppies

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (from left), Sen. Bill Cassidy, Sen. Ron Johnson and Sen. John McCain, all Republicans, announced Thursday that they would not vote for a so-called skinny repeal of the Affordable Care Act without assurances from the House that the bill would go to conference. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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