AAAS Science Journalism Awards
David Kestenbaum became unreasonably obsessed with small things at a young age. He studied quarks as an undergraduate at Yale University and in his graduate work in physics at Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1996. Kestenbaum’s thesis detailed part of the discovery of the top quark.
Kestenbaum received a journalism fellowship from the American Physical Society the same year, and won the Evert Clark award for young science journalists in 1997. His work has appeared in Science magazine, The New York Times, The New Republic and other places. David spent a year as a reporter for Science before moving to National Public Radio in 1999. He recently spent several months working for the documentary program This American Life. He loves his job.