Macon Morehouse joined Science News in December 2014. As director for news, she draws on more than 30 years of journalism experience. After graduating from Middlebury College, she took a job answering the phones at Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report and rose to education and labor reporter before leaving for an eight-year stint in daily newspapers – first at The Charlotte Observer and then at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she was part of the team covering the 1996 Olympic Games. Back in the Washington, D.C., area, she joined People magazine’s D.C. bureau, covering presidential campaigns, celebrity fly-ins, as well as medical breakthroughs as the magazine’s national medical correspondent. Prior to joining Science News, she was senior editor at National Geographic Explorer, science-focused classroom magazines for elementary and middle school students. Her love of science news stories and drive to bring those stories to a broad, smart, curious audience brought her to Science News.