ABC News Correspondent
Bill Blakemore became a reporter for ABC News more than 40 years ago, covering a wide variety of stories. He has spearheaded ABC’s coverage of global warming, traveling from the tropics to polar regions to report on the impacts and dangers of climate change, as well as possible solutions for it. Overseas, he has covered a dozen wars or major conflicts including the Black September, Bangladesh, 1973 Arab-Israeli, Iranian and Beirut Civil Wars, as well as both Iraq wars (from Baghdad), and the Afghan/Taliban war. On 9/11, he reached Ground Zero before the towers fell. He was ABC’s Rome bureau chief 1978-1984, traveled extensively with John Paul II and wrote several documentaries and the Encyclopaedia Britannica article about him. Since 1984, he’s been based in New York, where he also served as education correspondent. He began focusing on biodiversity, extinctions, and global warming in 2004, as well as the emerging sciences of play behavior and animal intelligence, and hosts ABC’s Nature’s Edge. He has won most major broadcast journalism awards. He also writes and lectures on the journalistic profession, the “Many Psychologies of Global Warming,” and the cinematic art of Stanley Kubrick.