Shannon Hall

Freelance Science Journalist

Shannon Hall is an award-winning freelance science journalist who specializes in writing about astronomy, geology and the environment. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, The New York Times, Sky & Telescope, Quanta, Nature, National Geographic and elsewhere. Her story “Earth’s Tectonic Activity May Be Crucial for Life — and Rare in Our Galaxy (featured on Showcase) won the American Geophysical Union’s David Perlman award in 2018. Today, she lives in the Rocky Mountains and spends her free time hiking around mountain lakes or planning future trips. She is also a contributing editor at Sky & Telescope magazine and was Showcase’s  managing editor through January 2020. Follow her on Twitter at @ShannonWHall.