Miranda Green is a Los Angeles based freelance reporter covering California and the West. Previously she reported from Washington, D.C. for 7 years on energy, environment, climate and political issues, writing for CNN, The Hill, The Daily Beast and Scripps News.
In California she has written stories for major national publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post and The New Republic. Her work includes breaking news coverage of the sudden death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and coronavirus threats at LAX for The Washington Post. She’s also written climate focused stories, including one that compared how two seaside communities affected by wildfires and mudflows rebuilt and another on alcohol’s effects on the environment.
While at The Hill, Miranda broke key beat stories including the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to shutter an office that studies the effects of chemicals on children and the Interior Department’s unannounced decision to reverse an Obama-era ban on African elephant trophy imports into the U.S.
Prior to that she worked as a political writer for CNN’s digital team in DC where she covered general breaking political news with an emphasis on the environment and science. There she generated a number of scoops and exclusives including the DNC’s decision to use Bernie Sanders as the headliner for its unity tour and a decision by the former director of the US Office of Government Ethics to sue White House adviser KellyAnne Conway over a violation of the Hatch Act. Additionally she worked on a number of data projects, including a piece that found that less than 1% of the EPA chief’s meetings in his first 6 months were with environmental groups.
Miranda has disaster coverage experience, writing on the deadly 2018 Montecito, Calif. mudslides for the Wall Street Journal.
She also covered the 2016 presidential election and its lead up on the campaign trail for Scripps News as a national political reporter. At Scripps she provided digital and on-air content to the company’s 33 TV stations and 34 radio stations. She also hosted her own primary-focused podcast, Trailmix 2016, and contributed a number of multimedia projects including a deep dive into Indiana’s refugee conundrum after the state moved to block Syrian refugees from coming into its borders. Another project she did followed four undecided voters as they worked to make up their minds on who would get their vote on election day.