WGBH News and Media Relations


November 6, 2014

WGBH and WCAI’s Heather Goldstone named 2014-15 Margret and Hans Rey/Curious George Producer

BOSTON, Mass. (November 6, 2014) WGBH News and WCAI science editor Dr. Heather Goldstone has been selected as the 2014-2015 Margret and Hans Rey/Curious George Producer, awarded each year to an outstanding WGBH producer.

Goldstone is the host of WCAI’s weekly Living Lab on The Point, featuring interviews with researchers, authors and artists at the intersection of science and culture. She also appears regularly on WGBH Radio’s Morning Edition, Boston Public Radio and WGBH TV’s Greater Boston. She has reported extensively on Woods Hole’s unique research community, regional environmental issues and trends in science – from citizen science and crowdfunding, to art-science interactions and gender and family issues.

“Margret Rey’s dedication to public media continues to support great work at WGBH and WCAI,” said Jon Abbott, WGBH President and CEO. “We are so pleased to present Heather, whose illuminating reporting on the sciences mark her as a rising star in the WGBH family, with the Rey Producership.”

Made possible through a bequest from author Margret Rey to WGBH through the Curious George Foundation, the Margret and Hans Rey/Curious George Producership recognizes a WGBH producer who works in an area that reflects Rey’s broad interests, including science, public affairs, arts, health and children’s programming. In 1941, Margret and Hans Rey introduced the world to Curious George. The couple would go on to write six more Curious George books together.

Goldstone is the 10th WGBH employee to receive the Rey Producership since its inception in 2000. Goldstone holds a Ph.D. in ocean science from the M.I.T.-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Oceanography, and spent a decade in research before leaving the lab to pursue journalism. Her stories have appeared in outlets including Cape Cod Times, Commercial Fishery News and PBS NewsHour. Prior to launching Living Lab on The Point, Goldstone hosted Climatide.org, an NPR-sponsored blog exploring present-day impacts of climate change on coastal life.

About WGBH
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web. Television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH Boston's Local NPR®; 99.5 WCRB; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. Find more information at wgbh.org.  



WGBH Media Relations

Emily Balk

Catherine Burke