Christine Dell’Amore is the online natural history editor for the award-winning National Geographic News, having joined the team in 2007. In that role she covers all things animals, and in 2011 she founded the popular blog Weird & Wild, which focuses on nature’s most unusual phenomena.
Dell’Amore has worked at United Press International and Smithsonian magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including the Washington Post. She has reported from environmental disasters, including the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and internationally from six continents, including Antarctica. She is the author of the 2012 book South Pole, which tells the story of explorer Robert Scott’s 1912 trek to the South Pole.
Dell’Amore holds an undergraduate degree in environmental science and policy from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master’s in journalism with a specialty in science reporting from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her main passion is traveling whenever and wherever she can, and when she's home in Washington, D.C., she enjoys cycling and discovering new coffee shops (sometimes on the same day).