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Natalie Pawelski

Natalie Pawelski is an environmental correspondent for the CNN News Group based in the network's world headquarters in Atlanta. She contributes regular reports to Next@CNN, a one-hour weekly magazine-format program covering science, technology, space, aviation and environmental current events.

Pawelski formerly served as a producer, writer and host for the award-winning weekly environmental newsmagazine Earth Matters during its run on CNN.

Since 1994, Pawelski has covered such environmental issues as urban sprawl, wildlife and pollution, as well as historic preservation, religion, politics, business and the arts as they relate to the environment.

She and her production team have won several national awards, including a CableACE Award, a National Headliner Award and a Clarion Award from Women in Communications.

From 1992-1994, Pawelski served as a writer and producer for Real News for Kids, a 30-minute news program that aired on TBS and CNN. Using visuals and creative storytelling, she explained complicated topics,including Bosnia and the federal budget-making process,to a young audience.

Pawelski began her CNN career at Headline News in 1990, where she wrote and produced stories and shows during the Gulf War, elections, earthquakes and other breaking news stories. Before joining CNN, she spent a year reporting and editing for the Brattleboro Reformer, a daily newspaper in Vermont.

Pawelski teaches broadcast journalism, media ethics and environmental journalism at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. She also is on the national board of advisers to the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources.

Pawelski earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. She earned a bachelor's degree in international politics from Georgetown University, graduating cum laude. Her studies included a year at the London School of Economics and summers in Poland, Ecuador and France.


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