Ned Potter is science correspondent for ABC News whose reporting has taken him to 49 states and five continents, from Alaska’s North Slope to the rain forests of South America. Potter has reported on such subjects as space exploration, the Internet, the war on terrorism, the human genome, climate change and the implications of new technology. He has reported for “World News,” “Nightline,” “Good Morning America” and other broadcasts. In recent years, as ABC News has expanded in digital media, he has reported extensively for ABCNEWS.com.
In 2011 Potter led ABC News’ digital coverage of the death of Steve Jobs and the emergence of Apple Inc. as the nation’s most valuable company. He covered the end of NASA’s space shuttle program, and spent more than a year following a crew of shuttle astronauts as they prepared for the final mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
He spent seven years as environmental correspondent for “American Agenda,” a “World News” segment that regularly covered major public issues. He also spent three years, in addition to his work for “World News,” reporting for “Discovery News,” a weekly science news program produced by ABC News for the Discovery Channel.
An ABC News correspondent since 1987, Potter came from CBS News, where his assignments included science and technology, labor and national politics.
Among other honors, he has won the duPont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, an Emmy Award, a Headliner Award and a CINE Golden Eagle Award. He shared in the Peabody Award that ABC News earned for its coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, and in two Edward R. Morrow Awards won by “World News.”
Potter has written articles for New York Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and numerous other publications. Subjects included personal computers, the advent of the compact disc and the artificial heart.
A graduate of Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in the history of science, Potter is married and has two children.
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