Betsy Mason

Betsy Mason

Science journalist, freelance, San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.

Betsy Mason is a freelance writer and editor specializing in science and cartography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Betsy was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT in 2015-2016. Previously she was senior editor at Wired in charge of online science coverage from 2008 to 2015. She has worked as the science and national laboratories reporter at the Contra Costa Times where she won the American Geophysical Union's David Perlman award for breaking news for her coverage of earthquake risk in the Bay Area. She is the current secretary of the board of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

Betsy is coauthor with Greg Miller of "All Over the Map," an illustrated book about maps and cartography (National Geographic, 2018). Her work appears in numerous publications including National Geographic, Science, Nature, Wired, Science News, Scientific American, Outside, Discover, and New Scientist.