BOSTON (October 6, 2022) – Public media producer GBH has announced Krystnell Storr has joined NOVA, the nation’s preeminent public media science documentary series, as its first-ever Science and Equity Editor.

In this role, Storr will work closely with Executive Producers Julia Cort and Chris Schmidt to develop and edit content at all stages of development and production, with a particular focus on cultural and historical accuracy, the diversity of stories and scientists featured, and the inclusion of the perspectives of historically excluded groups most affected by the science NOVA covers.

"As a public media broadcaster and producer, we take our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our work very seriously. It’s crucial that a broad array of voices be represented and heard across the content we produce,” said Jon Abbott, president and CEO of GBH. “Krystnell Storr will help us ensure diverse audiences are equally represented in the work we do and we are thrilled to welcome her to the GBH team.”

Storr brings more than a decade of experience as a science writer and editor to this role. With a master's degree in journalism from New York University, she joins GBH from Scholastic, Inc. where she managed a social-emotional learning and healthcare magazine for high schoolers.

“NOVA is the preeminent science journalism series in the country and I’m thrilled to be onboard,” said Storr. “In this role, I’ll focus on bringing voices from diverse communities into the fold, continuing the award-winning work already being produced by the GBH team.”

“At NOVA, we believe science has enormous power,” said Chris Schmidt, Co-Executive Producer of NOVA, “and widespread engagement with scientific ideas in every community is essential for a just society. Representation is key for that engagement.”.

“This role is a significant step in achieving our commitment to help reshape the science media landscape,” said Julia Cort, Co-Executive Producer of NOVA, “by amplifying the voices of women scientists and scientists of color, and highlighting the perspectives of communities which are deeply impacted by science but have often been excluded from science reporting.”

The role was made possible by the GBH Voices and Equity Fund, a newly-established fund created to support ongoing commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion, launch innovative new work and provide support for emerging needs and opportunities.

About Nova
NOVA is the most popular primetime science series on American television, demystifying the scientific and technological concepts that shape and define our lives, our planet, and our universe. The PBS series is also one of the most widely distributed science programs around the world, and is a multimedia, multiplatform brand reaching more than 55 million Americans every year on TV and online. NOVA’s important and inspiring stories of human ingenuity, exploration, and the quest for knowledge are regularly recognized with the industry’s most prestigious awards. As part of its mission to make the scientific enterprise accessible to all, NOVA is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work, from the production process to the range of stories we tell and the voices we amplify. In addition, science educators across the country rely on NOVA for resources used in the classroom as well as in museums, libraries, and after-school programs. NOVA is a production of GBH More information can be found at, or by following NOVA on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

About GBH
GBH is the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America. As the largest producer of content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX, GBH delivers compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH produces digital and broadcast programming that engages, illuminates and inspires, through drama and science, history, arts, culture and journalism. It is the creator of such signature programs as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Arthur and Molly of Denali and a catalog of streaming series, podcasts and on-demand video. GBH’s television channels include GBH 2, GBH 44, GBH Kids and national services WORLD and Create. With studios and a newsroom headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches across New England with GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR; CRB Classical 99.5; and CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station. Dedicated to making media accessible to and inclusive of our diverse culture, GBH is a pioneer in delivering media to those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired. GBH creates curriculum-based digital content for educators nationwide with PBS LearningMedia and has been recognized with hundreds of the nation’s premier broadcast, digital and journalism awards. Find more information at