Zahra and Lisa are both powerhouse environmental journalists. Zahra is currently a climate reporter with Bloomberg Green. Previously, she was a senior science reporter at BuzzFeed News and a 2018 Ida B. Wells Fellow at Type Investigations, where she reported on worker safety and discrimination in the oil and gas industry. Prior to her work at BuzzFeed, Zahra was a staff reporter at Inside Climate News, where she was part of the reporting team that won the 2015 Society of Environmental Journalists’ Kevin Carmody Award for a series on the dangers of air pollution from fracking.
Lisa is an investigative environment and climate change reporter at ProPublica. Previously, she was a staff writer at Inside Climate News, where she won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
SEAL award winners are chosen “based on a panel review of each journalist’s work, data-driven analysis of the impact and reach of their articles, and consideration for writers who are bringing fresh perspectives and social relevance to environmental issues.” Congratulations, Zahra and Lisa.