Team 1 Mentor

Jane Greenhalgh

jane greenhalgh

Jane Greenhalgh is a senior producer on NPR's Science Desk. She produces the weekly "Your health" segment on NPR's Morning Edition and on NPR's health blog "Shots." Jane also produces stories on science, health and global health across NPR's many platforms. Jane was part of the team of broadcast, digital and multimedia journalists who produced the 2015 award-winning series #15Girls which examined the struggles teenage girls face throughout the developing world. Jane's story Banished to the Shed was one of NPR's most listened to and viewed stories of 2015.

Jane has twice won the National Academies of Science Communication award - the hghest honor in Science Journalism - for her work on NPR's 2014 series: The human microbiome: guts and glory and the 2009 series Climate Connections. Jane travelled extensively for this year-long, multiplatform project examining how climate change is affecting people across the globe. From Timbuktu where the desert nomads are giving up their way of life, to Peru where potato farmers are moving their crops higher up the mountain, to Bangladesh where scientists are experimentiing with drought and flood resistant rice, the stories Jane produced chronicled the impact of climate change.

Before joining the Science desk in 1995, Jane was the Senior Producer of NPR's Weekend All Things Considered, overseeing the show during the first Persian Gulf War, the siege of Sarajevo, the release of Nelson Mandela, the fall of the Berlin wall and other major news events. Jane started her career at NPR in 1990 as the Associate producer and director of WATC and served as overnight editor on Morning Edition. Previously Jane was a reporter at Florida Public Radio in Tallahassee and worked as an assistant producer at BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio Humberside.

Jane has an MA in Journalism from the University of Florida. She is a native of Great Britain and now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband NPR's sports correspondent Tom Goldman and their two children Eve and Max.