Elemental: Covering Sustainability is a multimedia collaboration between public radio and public television stations in Colorado, Arizona and California.

Our partners include KPCC (Southern California Public Radio) and PBS SoCal in Los Angeles, Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver, and Cronkite News/Arizona PBS and KJZZ in Phoenix.

We cover urbanization, climate change, water and renewable energy. Our mission is to create original content about the world we live in and what the future might hold.

We are supported through a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


Melanie Asp Alvarez, Executive Editor, Elemental: Covering Sustainability

Christopher Callahan, Dean, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication; CEO, Arizona PBS

Christina Leonard, Executive Editor, Cronkite News

Allysa Adams, Executive Editor, Arizona Horizon

Andrew Russell, President & CEO, PBS SoCal

Juan Devis, Chief Creative Officer, KCETLink Public Media, PBS SoCal

Laura Frank, Vice President of News, Rocky Mountain PBS

Megan Garvey, Managing Editor, KPCC (Southern California Public Radio)

Al Macias, News Director, KJZZ

Our contributors:

Emily Guerin, Environment reporter, KPCC, LAist
Jacob Margolis, Science reporter, KPCC
Sharon McNary, Infrastructure correspondent, KPCC , LAist
Bret Jaspers, senior field correspondent, KJZZ
Casey Kuhn, senior field correspondent, KJZZ
Mariana Dale senior field correspondent, KJZZ
Will Stone, senior field correspondent, KJZZ
Heather Van Blokland, host, KJZZ
David Nazar, host/correspondent, Sustaining California, PBS SoCal
Luke Runyon, Colorado River correspondent, KUNC
Grace Hood, Energy and Environment Reporter, Colorado Public Radio
Daniel Rothberg, Nevada Independent
Felicity Barringer, Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University

Content for Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS, is produced by students of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Current and former student contributors include:

Rachel Charlton, Fall 2018
Emily Fohr, Fall 2018
Lauren Intrieri, Fall 2018
Chris McCrory, Fall 2018
Jessica Alvarado Gamez, Summer 2018
Tayler Brown, Summer 2018
Kaitlyn Chapman, Summer 2018
Jordan Dafnis, Summer 2018
Sarabeth Henne, Summer, 2018
Max Kelley, Summer, 2018
Amanda Fahey, Summer, 2018
Jorge Ramos, Summer, 2018
Meagan Bourdreau, Spring 2018
Micah Alise Bledsoe, Spring 2018
Lillian Donahue, Spring 2018
Tyler Fingert, Spring 2018
Daria Kadovik, Spring 2018
Nicole Hernandez, Spring 2018
Courtney Mally, Spring 2018
Gabriel Sandler, Spring 2018
Alexandra Watts, Spring 2018