Sadie Babits

Sadie Babits is a public media journalist, editor and educator based in Phoenix, Arizona. She’s a professor of practice at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication where she is the sustainability director in the Cronkite News/Arizona PBS newsroom. She teaches students how to cover environmental stories as multimedia journalists. Sadie received a prestigious Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Reporting in 2017-2018 to focus on public lands reporting. Previously Sadie was the News Director at Colorado Public Radio where she guided and edited daily and long-term coverage for this statewide network. Her work has aired on National Public Radio shows including Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and has been recognized nationally with an Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Journalism and by the Society of Environmental Journalists. She’s reported from Kenya, Israel and many places in between, but she calls the West home where she can often be found exploring trails on her mountain bike.