Ariel Wittenberg is an award-winning environmental and transportation reporter at the New Bedford Standard-Times in Southeastern Massachusetts. She also covers the town of Fairhaven, Mass., and spends her days learning the finer points of wind turbines, toxic waste, trains and town government. She has previously worked at Pro Publica, where she researched campaign finance reform and the Center for Public Integrity, where she covered the nation’s foreclosure crisis. A graduate of Brandeis University, she was editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper where her projects ranged from covering the university budget to writing a four-part series on the intersections of race at the university. She has also written for the Waltham News Tribune and the Metro West Daily News.
In addition to being a writer, she is also an amateur photographer, as well as a lover of coloring books and wild turkeys.