Susan Karlin

Susan Karlin

Independent Producer

Susan Karlin is an award-winning science and technology journalist based in Los Angeles. She also covers the nexus of science and entertainment, with a particular fondness for sci-fi and comics. She has written for Newsweek, Forbes, Wired, Scientific American, and Discover, and reported for NPR and BBC Radio. She has also traveled to every continent, reporting from such diverse areas as Vietnam, the Arctic, and the West Bank.

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