Kale Williams

Science and environment reporter

Kale Williams is a science and environment reporter at The Oregonian/OregonLive. His series “The Loneliest Polar Bear” (featured on Showcase) won numerous accolades including the Scripps Howard award for environmental journalism, first place in the features category from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the story was a finalist for excellence in writing from the American Society of News Editors. Williams also won a regional Emmy Award for the 30-minute documentary that accompanied the series. He worked for almost a decade as a house painter in the Bay Area, where he was born and raised, before joining the San Francisco Chronicle as a breaking news reporter in 2013. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife Rebecca and their menagerie of pets. Follow him on Twitter @sfkale