Ed Yong Bio
Edmund Soon-Weng Yong is a Malaysian-British science journalist. He is currently working as a staff member at The Atlantic which he joined in 2015. He is a 2021 recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. He was awarded the prize for his series on the COVID-19 pandemic. He created and wrote the blog Not Exactly Rocket Science.
Ed Yong Age
Young was born on December 17, 1981, in Malaysia. The journalist is 41 years old as of 2022.
Ed Yong Height
Yong stands at an average height and is of moderate weight. His hair is black and paired well with his dark brown eyes. The exact details of his body measurements are still under review and will be updated soon.
Ed Yong Family
Yong was born and raised in Malaysia. At the age of 13, he immigrated to the UK in 1994. In 2005 he became a British citizen. Due to his discreet nature, he is yet to disclose any information about his parent and siblings.
Ed Yong Wife
Yong is a happily married man. His wife Liz Neeley is a science communicator, researcher, and founder of Liminal Creations. Yong and his wife Liz occasionally collaborate on speaking engagements. Although they have not yet disclosed information about when they got married, they have been together for years.
Ed Yong Education
Yong went to Pembroke College, Cambridge where he graduated with both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in natural sciences (zoology) in 2002. In 2005, he earned his Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in biochemistry from the University College London (UCL).
Ed Yong Podcast
Yong is the host of Telescope: Life In The Time of Corona. The science journalist covers all stories related to the Pandemic. In the podcast, he reflects on his predictions of the pandemic about two years ago. Ed joined The Atlantic as a science reporter in 2015. For his work as a science journalist, Yong has received numerous awards.
In 2010, he was awarded the National Academies Communication Award from the National Academy of Sciences. He also received three awards from ResearchBlogging.org, and the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Stephen White Award. In 2014, his blog earned the first Best Science Blog award from the Association of British Science Writers.
Yong’s work has also been published by numerous publishers like Nature, Scientific American, the BBC, Slate, The Guardian, The Times, New Scientist, Wired, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. He received the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing’s Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting in August 2020.
Ed Yong Net Worth
Yong has been able to make an awesome amount of money from his career as a science journalist. However, he is yet to disclose how much he is worth.