Reid is a science writer and radio producer in Pittsburgh. He’s been following the fracking boom for several years as energy reporter for the Allegheny Front, Western Pennsylvania’s public radio environmental news show.
In 2013, Reid went to the Gulf Coast with support from a Fund for Investigative Journalism to follow how the surplus of natural gas is leading to a massive expansion of the chemical industry. The result are a series of stories on the Allegheny Front, which was recently named a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award winner. Additional stories aired on Marketplace, and Living on Earth. While in Louisiana, his reporting on sea level rise led to a report on the public radio documentary Burn: An Energy Journal.
Look for more work on climate change and the ongoing effects of the fracking boom soon.
Reid’s radio documentary, Gas Planet, was awarded 2013 best news documentary by the Pennsylvania Association of Associated Press Broadcasters and the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania.
Reid was a 2011 Science Literacy Project for public radio reporters. He is the recipient of the 2011 Carnegie Science Award for reporting and analysis. His stories on smart grid and conservation helped Pittsburgh Quarterly win a 2011 Golden Quill for magazine writing.
To reach Reid Frazier, contact him at reid “dot” frazier “at” verizon “dot” net.