Biography

Paul Rogers is the Natural Resources & Environment Writer at the San Jose Mercury News. Since 1989 at the newspaper, he has covered a wide range of issues, including water policy, logging, oceans, air pollution, energy, endangered species, toxics and climate change. Rogers was part of the Mercury News team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 1990 for coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times and other newspapers. Rogers also works as managing editor of the Science Unit at KQED, the NPR and PBS station in San Francisco. He has taught journalism at UC-Berkeley and UC-Santa Cruz. Last month, he was named 2014 Bay Area "Journalist of the Year" for his coverage of water issues by the Society of Professional Journalists.