Mark Scialla is a freelance writer and producer.
Scialla covered national affairs for PBS NewsHour in Washington, D.C. focusing on the environment, education and politics. His reporting has brought him inside a far-right militia’s training camp, to pipeline resistance blockades and to the U.S.-Mexico border. His 2018 story for PBS NewsHour about the environmental impacts of border security won an Honorable Mention from the Society of Environmental Journalists. He recently covered the 2018 midterm election for Vice News Tonight on HBO.
He got his start at Al Jazeera English where he worked as a researcher on investigative documentaries, including the Emmy-nominated film “Made In Bangladesh,” which exposed child labor in the supply chains of U.S. retailers. Scialla has reported from Myanmar, Vietnam, the Philippines and Nepal. He's covered climate change, wildlife crime and natural disasters. His features and films have been published with The Guardian, Smithsonian Magazine, Al Jazeera English, Vice News and others. Scialla holds degrees in journalism and natural resource economics from the University of Rhode Island. Before becoming a journalist, Scialla designed and planted urban gardens in Providence, Rhode Island, including the Roger Williams Park Edible Forest Garden. He is the recipient of several fellowships including the Metcalf Institute on Marine and Environmental Reporting, the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and the National Tropical Botanical Gardens Environmental Journalism Fellowship.
He's also a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.
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