Miranda Green is a Los Angeles based freelance reporter covering California and the West. She’s a frequent contributor to the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Post and The Atlantic among others. She’s a recipient of a 2020 Economic Hardship Reporting Project grant and frequently appears as a commentator on news shows and podcasts. Previously she reported from Washington, D.C. for 7 years on environment and climate change issues as well as politics as a staff reporter for CNN, The Hill, The Daily Beast and Scripps News.
Her work includes breaking news coverage of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, a deep dive into the environmental justice issues plaguing Latino families around California’s Salton Sea, and the impact of COVID19 on communities across the country ranging from federal fire fighters to park rangers to teachers at Native American schools. 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 affect on the environment.
While at The Hill, Miranda broke key policy and political 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.
She worked as a political writer for CNN’s digital team in DC. There she generated a number of scoops and exclusives. She worked on 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.
She’s covered three presidential elections. In 2016 she was on the campaign trail for Scripps News as a national political reporter. There she provided digital and on-air content to the company’s 33 TV stations and 34 radio stations. She also has digital video and podcast production and hosting skills. At Scripps she hosted her own primary-focused podcast, Trailmix 2016, and contributed to their flagship political podcast DecodeDC.
She can shoot photos to accompany her writing and has competent audio and video editing skills.
If you would like information about hiring her, or you have a story you’d like to tell, please reach out by emailing directly at mirandac.green [at] gmail [dot] com.