Jacob Ward

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Jacob Ward
Born 1974 (age 43–44)
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) Al Jazeera America News
Popular Science
The Industry Standard
Discovery Channel
NOVA ScienceNow

Jacob Ward (born 1974) is an American science and technology journalist. He was the editor-in-chief of Popular Science, and is now a science and technology correspondent for Al Jazeera English and for public television in the United States.


Ward began as a reporter at The Industry Standard, on the then emerging Internet economy in 1997. Ward joined Popular Science as deputy editor in 2006.[1] In 2012 he succeeded the prior editor-in-chief, Mark Jannot.[2] Later that year he was named one of the "Most Intriguing People in Media" by MIN.[3]

Television and radio[edit]

Ward hosted The Truth About Traffic on the Discovery Channel in 2009,[4] and was a correspondent for Neil DeGrasse Tyson on NOVA ScienceNow on PBS in 2010.[5] In 2012, Ward hosted two shows for the National Geographic Channel: a one-hour special, American's Money Vault,[6] and a second one-hour special, Top Secret.[7] In 2013, Ward left Popular Science to join Al Jazeera America, a cable news network launched that same year,[8] as the channel's science and technology correspondent.[9] After the shutdown of the channel he was retained by Al Jazeera for Al Jazeera English.


Essays and reporting[edit]

  • Ward, Jacob (January 2014). "The trials and torments of space school : what does it take to become a citizen astronaut?". Popular Science (Australian ed.). 62: 58–64. 


  1. ^ Levy, Nicole. "Al Jazeera America Hires Popular Science Editor-in-Chief Jacob Ward". Capital New York. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jacob Ward Named Editor-in-Chief of Popular Science". Bonnier Corporation. 
  3. ^ . MIN http://www.minonline.com/mostintriguing2012_finalists/. Retrieved 10 December 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ . IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1502423/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "How Does the Brain Work?". PBS. 
  6. ^ "America's Money Vault". National Geographic Channel. 
  7. ^ . National Geographic Channel http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/galleries/top-secret/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Al Jazeera America Goes Live". Al Jazeera. 
  9. ^ "Jacob Ward Named Al Jazeera America Science and Technology Correspondent". Al Jazeera America. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 

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