Michael C. Bradbury is a Seattle-based science journalist with over 2,000 published articles and 25 hours of PBS documentary production. His PBS screen credits include: The Eyes of Nye, Exploring Space: The Quest for Life, Videogame Revolution and Hall for All. He also created television treatments for Nature’s Secrets, Rare Earth, Bloodless Medicine and Tiny Tech and assisted in project development for Russia, Coffee, Tale of Two Whales, and Afghanistan.
During a 20-plus-year reporting career, he has interviewed former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, James Watson, J. Craig Venter and Jane Goodall, among others. He has translated the work of scientists and technologists for lay audiences and written across topics, ranging from astronomy to zoology. But he is most passionate about climate change.
His work has appeared on PBS stations across the country, in National Journal, Wired, Science World, New York Post, People as well as Washington CEO, Seattle Times and other publications. He has ghost-written a six-part series of articles for a corporate client and worked on-call as the Washington state correspondent for Sirius Satellite Radio where he wrote and voiced news pieces. He founded REALscience, an online science news portal that took complex scientific issues and distilled them for a broad national and international audience. He hosted the REALscience podcast and managed the site from 2007-2013.
Michael Bradbury is also a marketing consultant with an expertise in social media marketing. He has helped small and large corporations and non-profits develop and execute online marketing strategies.
He guest lectures journalism classes and speaks at journalism industry conferences on freelance writing issues, diversity and magazine writing. He also speaks at marketing industry and other trade shows where he lends his expertise on social media marketing. He is the Seattle founder of Media Bistro, an online social organization for journalists and media professionals, where for over six years he hosted monthly events for Seattle-area media professionals. He sat on the board of the Northwest Science Writers Association where he planned educational events as the program chair. He was a semi-finalist for an Alicia Patterson Foundation grant and a finalist for a Kaiser Media Fellowship. He is a member of National Association of Science Writers, Northwest Science Writers Association, and Society of Environmental Journalists. He has also been a member of Society for Professional Journalists, National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, Investigative Reporters and Editors and National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association.