Ann Gibbons

Ann Gibbons is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine and the author of The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors, which was a finalist for the LA Times best science and technology book. She also has taught science writing at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and written about human evolution for National Geographic, Slate, Smithsonian magazine and other publications. She has been awarded the 2018 National Academy of Sciences  Communication Awards for best magazine/newspaper article; the 2014 Society of American Archaeology Gene S. Stuart Award; the National Academy of Sciences 2013 Communication Awards for best magazine/newspaper article; and the 2012 Anthropology in Media Award from the American Anthropological Association (AAA) for a decade’s worth of stories on human origins and evolution. Her story “The Ultimate Sacrifice” (featured on Showcase) is one of those many award-winning stories.