Warren Leary


Freelance; Retired Science Correspondent, The New York Times

Warren E. Leary is a retired science correspondent for The New York Times based in Washington, D.C. A science writer for more than 35 years, he is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and received an M.S. degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

Leary began his science writing career with the Associated Press, creating the science beat in the Boston bureau of the news agency from 1971 through 1976, and continuing as a senior science writer for the AP in its Washington bureau from 1976 until 1989, when he joined the staff of The Times. As an award-winning science writer based in Washington, Leary has covered space flight, technology, engineering, aeronautics, and medical science, as well as policy issues and federal scientific agencies. He is a member and former officer of the National Association of Science Writers, and served on the boards of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing and the DC Science Writers Association.