Alastair Gee

I’m the co-author of Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy (W.W. Norton, 2020), a book about the most devastating US wildfire in a century.

I'm also special series editor at the Guardian in New York. I oversee the Guardian US' philanthropically funded projects, ensuring our team delivers engaging and impactful journalism, and also conceive and create pitches for new series that we hope to launch. Philanthropy is a key plank of the Guardian US business model, allowing us to hire reporters and editors on distinctive beats, and produce stories of exceptional quality. These projects have won numerous awards.

Current and past series that I have worked on include The Fight to Vote (on voting rights), America's Dirty Divide (on environmental justice), Climate Crimes (on big oil), This Land is Your Land (on public lands), Outside in America (on homelessness), The United States of Plastic (on garbage), Genderqueer Generation (on non-binary teens) and Automating Care (on AI).

Previously I lived and reported in Moscow and San Francisco, writing for The Guardian, The Economist, The New Yorker online and other publications. (Some of my stories from that time are archived here.) 

At The Guardian I was also the nation's first homelessness editor, and was part of a team that won recognition including the Online Journalism Awards investigative data journalism prize for our feature on America's homeless bussing programs.

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