Amy Westervelt

Journalist & Host, Drilled Podcast

​​Amy Westervelt is an award-winning print and audio journalist who has contributed to The Washington Post, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, NPR, and many other outlets. In 2007, she won a Folio for her feature on the potential of algae as a feedstock for biofuel. In 2015 she was awarded a Rachel Carson award for "women greening journalism", and in 2016 she won an Edward R. Murrow award for her series on the impacts of the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada. As the head of the independent podcast network Critical Frequency, she has executive produced more than two dozen podcasts, including her own show Drilled — a true-crime style podcast about climate change—which was awarded the 2019 Online News Association award for "Excellence in Audio Storytelling" and the 2021 Covering Climate Now award for audio journalism.


Podcast Guest Appearances

Biden’s Climate Opportunity (Part 1)

President-elect Joe Biden says he will infuse climate change into every corner of his agenda. That’s becoming evident looking at his emerging team. 

"You're already seeing signs from the nominees and the people they’re choosing that climate is going to be a part of every single agency," says Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress.