John Rennie

New York, NY USA

John Rennie is a science writer, editor, and lecturer based in New York, and the editorial director of AccessScience, McGraw-Hill Education's award-winning online science reference. Between 1994 and 2009, he served as editor in chief of Scientific American. During his tenure the magazine twice won National Magazine Awards with the single-topic issues What You Need to Know about Cancer (Sept. 1996) and A Matter of Time (Sept. 2002). His satirical editorial essay “Okay, We Give Up” (April 2005) was also a finalist in the Essay and Commentary category. His 2002 article, “15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense,” is one of the most read and downloaded articles in the history of ScientificAmerican.com. Viewers of The Weather Channel also know him as the host of the original series Hacking The Planet and co-host of the hit special The Truth About Twisters.

Read more about him and his work at JohnRennie.net.

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  • Work
    • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Education
    • Biology, B.S., Yale University, 1981