Jan Ellen Spiegel is a long-time Connecticut-based journalist whose career has included radio, television, print, and digital reporting. She has won awards for her reporting on energy, environment, climate change and food and agriculture. In 2013 she was the recipient of a Knight Journalism Fellowship at MIT on energy and climate.
Jan is a former editor at The Hartford Courant, where she handled national politics including coverage of the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections.Her stories appear regularly in the Connecticut Mirror, and she has published also in The New York Times, Undark, Inside Climate News, New Food Economy, and the Boston Globe, and has reported for public radio stations WSHU and WNPR and elsewhere.
A former editor at the Gazette in Colorado Springs, she spent more than 20 years as a TV and radio producer at CBS News and CNN in New York and in the Boston broadcast market. She graduated from the University of Michigan and attended Boston University’s graduate film program.
Jan is a native New Yorker and a big fan of the high desert Southwest in New Mexico.