Christine Dell’Amore is senior editor for Animals, helping lead the strategy for all things wildlife on the web and in the magazine. In 2011, she founded the popular digital series 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 stories from all seven continents, as well as from environmental disasters, including the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Her reporting in Antarctica led to her 2012 book South Pole, which tells the story of British explorer Robert Scott’s incredible 1912 trek across the continent.
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—she recently visited all 50 states, and her next goal is visiting all 59 national parks. Her current favorite? The underappreciated Congaree National Park in South Carolina.