Podcast Manager and Host
Amy Quinton is a News and Media Relations Specialist in Strategic Communications. When not handling media requests, you’ll find her writing about science, agriculture and veterinary medicine at UC Davis.
She began her career in television as a reporter at stations in North Dakota and later Florida, but most of her career was spent as a public radio reporter. Amy worked for NPR member stations in Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, North Carolina; New Hampshire and Sacramento. Her stories have aired on NPR Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here and Now and Public Radio International's The World. She even failed miserably in front of a huge audience during a quiz show on Science Friday.
Amy has traveled far and wide in search of a good story. As an environment reporter for more than a decade, her work has taken her whitewater rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon,backpacking through post-wildfire terrain in the Sierra and tromping through mud flats in New England estuaries.
She's also hopped on the back of a tomato harvester in the California Central Valley, spent the day with a large-animal veterinarian doing pregnancy checks on dairy cows, and faced her biggest fear bees — in pursuit of a story about them. She did not care how goofy she looked in a beekeeper suit.