Alan Boyle

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Alan Boyle
Alan Boyle, April 2018

Alan Boyle is an American journalist specializing in science and technology news. He worked for and NBC News Digital as science editor from 1996 to 2015.[1] In 2015, he became aerospace and science editor for GeekWire.[2] Boyle is also president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.[3]


Boyle runs a virtual curiosity shop covering physical sciences, space exploration, paleontology, among many other interests of his. He joined NBC News Digital in 1996, and went on to GeekWire in 2015. He has maintained a blog called Cosmic Log, since 2002. During his career in journalism, he has worked in Cincinnati, Spokane, and Seattle.[4]

Honors and awards[edit]

He has received recognition from the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the form of the 2002 AAAS Science Journalism Award.[5] He has also won awards from the National Academies, the National Association of Science Writers, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Space Frontier Foundation, IEEE-USA, the Pirelli Relativity Challenge and the CMU Cybersecurity Journalism Awards program.[4]


  • Boyle, Alan (2009). The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-470-50544-1.
  • Contributor to "A Field Guide for Science Writers"[4]


  1. ^ Deborah Blum, ed. (2005). A Field Guide for Science Writers: The Official Guide of the National Association of Science Writers. Mary Knudson, Robin Marantz Henig. Oxford University Press. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-19-517498-4.
  2. ^ "Veteran journalist Alan Boyle joins GeekWire as aerospace and science editor". GeekWire. 2015-11-05. Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  3. ^ "Alan Boyle | Council for the Advancement of Science Writing". Retrieved 2018-05-31.
  4. ^ a b c "Alan Boyle - Technology & science | NBC News". NBC News. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  5. ^ Terry Devitt (2008). "MSNBC science editor is visiting writer". University of Wisconsin–Madison. Archived from the original on 10 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-12.