Veteran NPR science correspondent and award-winning TV journalist Ira Flatow is the host of the Science Friday radio show, a weekly call-in program that engages listeners and scientists in lively conversations about science. Ira has discussed cutting-edge science stories on a range of programs, including the four-part PBS series, Big Ideas. For six years Flatow was host and writer for the Emmy award-winning Newton's Apple on PBS, and he has been a science reporter for CBS, Westinghouse, and CNBC.
In his 35-year career, Ira has talked science on the Today Show, Charlie Rose, Merv Griffin and Oprah. He’s also the author of numerous books, most recently, Present at the Future. His recent honors include the National Science Board Public Service Award (2005), AAAS Journalism Award (2000), the Carl Sagan Award (1999), and the Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest (2010). More recently, Ira was named as the winner of the 2012 Isaac Asimov Science Award and has also received an honorary doctorate from Pennsylvania’s Muhlenberg College.