Senior Science Editor,
Phil Elmer-DeWitt has covered science and technology for TIME since 1982, rising to senior editor in 1994 and assistant managing editor in 1997. He started the Computers (1982) and Technology (1987) sections of the magazine. In 1994 he helped launch TIME Online (now TIME.com), America's first interactive weekly newsmagazine. In 2002, he was promoted to sciences editor, responsible for directing TIME's coverage of science, medicine, space, technology, and the environment.
As a TIME writer, Mr. Elmer-DeWitt produced nearly 500 news and feature stories on subjects ranging from in-vitro fertilization to computer sex. Since 1995, he has edited more than 75 cover stories, including those that named AIDS researcher Dr. David Ho "Man of the Year" and Albert Einstein "Person of the Century." He has made numerous radio and television appearances and has produced a half-dozen 10-minute television features for the "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and CNN & TIME (formerly CNN Impact).
Mr. Elmer-DeWitt graduated summa cum laude in English from Oberlin College and studied at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and at the University of California at Berkeley.