John Rennie

John Rennie has been the Editor in Chief of Scientific American magazine since 1994. Rennie joined the staff of Scientific American as a member of the Board of Editors in 1989, having previously worked as a science writer covering biology, technology and medicine for a variety of publications. During his tenure, the magazine has won two National Magazine Awards for editorial excellence with the single-topic issues “What You Need to Know about Cancer” (Sept. 1996) and “A Matter of Time” (Sept. 2002). In 2000 Rennie was honored with the Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science, bestowed by the Council of Scientific Society Presidents. In September 2003 the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies honored him with its Navigator Award for distinguished service in support of national science and technology policy. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Economist, The New York Times, Longevity and others. Rennie has also appeared on ABC World News Weekend, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Fox News Channel, Entertainment Tonight, ABC News Overnight, CBS Early Show and National Public Radio’s Science Friday.