Arielle Duhaime-Ross (They/Them) is a correspondent and the host of two podcasts for VICE News: VICE News Reports, a weekly documentary-style news podcast, and A Show About Animals, which tackled the controversy surrounding animal language research and Koko the gorilla in its very first season.
Arielle was previously the host of Reset, a podcast about technology, science, design and power, from the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Before that, Duhaime-Ross was the first climate change correspondent in American nightly TV news. They did reporting for HBO’s VICE News Tonight, an Emmy award-winning nightly newscast, and covered the politics of climate change, life-threatening instances of environmental contamination, and the effect that global warming is already having on communities worldwide.
During that time, they were awarded the 2019 Science in Society Journalism Award, in the science features category, fora VICE News story they wrote about a predominantly black community living in a poor rural region of Alabama, where failing septic tanks and pools of raw sewage had increased the risk of hookworm and other infectious diseases.
Prior to joining VICE, Duhaime-Ross was a science reporter at Vox Media’s The Verge, where they were granted the 2015 Herb Lampert Science in Society Emerging Journalist award for her coverage of a radical 1950s scientist who suggested memory could be stored outside the brain. Duhaime-Ross has written for Scientific American, Nature Medicine, The Atlantic, and Quartz.
Originally from Canada, their childhood dream was to grow up and spend most of their time with animals. They wanted to be a zoologist, and more specifically they wanted to study reptiles and amphibians. They saw that dream through (somewhat!) and obtained a bachelor’s degree in honors zoology, publishing a peer-reviewed study on salamanders in the process. It was that work that led them to fall in love with science communication. After college, they went on to obtain their master’s degree in science, health, and environmental reporting from New York University. They also have two CEGEP degrees — degrees no one has heard of outside of Quebec — in health sciences and in classical music. Their instrument was the classical guitar. Connect with Arielle on: