Alexandra de Blas is an award-winning science and environmental journalist with more than 20 years-experience working in media. She has a knack for taking complicated scientific concepts and research and finding the journalistic story within.
Alexandra’s eight years as presenter of Earthbeat, ABC Radio National’s weekly environment show, and her long involvement with CSIRO’s Ecos magazine are testament to her ability to turn complex scientific and climate change issues into engaging content for readers and listeners.
She has worked extensively across science journalism, rural affairs and agriculture, climate science and climate change impacts, and social and environmental sustainability.
Examples of work:
- Soils can play a major role in storing carbon, The Science Show, ABC RN 16 September 2020
- Crochet used to share the beauty and threats to coral reefs, The Science Show, ABC RN 16 July 2016
- Alexandra presented A Tribute, Special Broadcast on ABC RN to mark the 2012 death of respected sustainability advocate, academic and social activist Frank Fisher.
- Alexandra interviewed American environmentalist, entrepreneur and author Paul Hawken on stage at The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne in October 2011.
- Alexandra hosted an audio journey through the Heritage Rose Garden in the Adelaide Hills’ Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens. Rose luminaries Walter Duncan and Dr Brian Morely explain the flower’s fascinating history and cultural significance.