Craig Welch covers the environment and natural resources, with a focus on climate change and oceans. He started at National Geographic in 2015 after 15 years with The Seattle Times. He was part of a team that won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for coverage of the deadliest landslide in U.S. history, and has won journalism awards from the National Academy of Sciences, the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Overseas Press Club, among others. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
Welch has reported from all seven continents. He enjoys fly fishing and, when not injured, trail running. He lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter.