We are happy to announce that award-winning broadcast journalist Dana King and leading global conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjayan will be Masters of Ceremonies for the 2015 San Francisco and Washington, DC Goldman Prize ceremonies respectively.
Dana King is a veteran journalist who has traveled extensively during her 25 year career. She covered news in Afghanistan, Iraq, Honduras, Kosovo, Israel, Jordan, Rwanda, Ghana, Turkey, and Taiwan.
King is the recipient of two National Edward R. Murrow Awards for her reporting in Africa, two Gracie Awards from American Women in Radio and Television and five local Emmy Awards. Civic minded, King is a Commissioner on the Oakland Public Ethics Commission.
She works with incarcerated youth in the maximum security units of the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center and N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility in Stockton, California.
You can watch a live stream of Dana King’s role as MC at the 2015 Goldman Prize ceremony on the Goldman Prize YouTube page. The event will be on Monday, April 20 at 5:30 pm PDT.
On Wednesday, April 22, the Goldman Prize ceremony in Washington, DC will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Dr. M. Sanjayan will be Master of Ceremonies for the DC celebration.
Sanjayn is a scientist, writer, and an Emmy-nominated news contributor who is focused on the role of conservation in improving human well-being. He serves on Conservation International’s senior leadership team as Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist.
His scientific work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and his expertise has attracted national media attention from National Geographic, Outside magazine, Time, Men’s Journal, Grist, and the New York Times.
In 2014, he served as a correspondent for Years of Living Dangerously, the Emmy-winning Showtime series on climate change.
Sanjayan is also the host of the 2015 PBS series Earth–A New Wild. Filmed in 29 countries on six continents and produced by National Geographic and Passion Pictures, the series examines how humans are inextricably linked with nature.
Be sure catch the 2015 Goldman Prize announcement on Monday, April 20.