Deputy managing editor, departments, Science News
Lila Guterman came to Science News as deputy managing editor for news in January 2013 after editing online news at Chemical and Engineering News. Previously, she wrote about science research, publishing, and ethics for the Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2008. Other publications she has written for include Science, Nature, Cell, New Scientist, the Washington Post, the Economist, and Columbia Journalism Review. Lila has bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry from Harvard University and Caltech, and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She spent a year at MIT as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow. Among the honors her writing has received are the Clark Payne award for young science writers, third place in the Society for Environmental Journalists' Awards for Reporting on the Environment, the American Society of Anesthesiologists Media Award, and a finalist honor for the Livingston Awards. She became deputy managing editor for departments in November 2014.