Environmental journalists’ group picks new leader

By Kevin Bogardus | 02/23/2024 01:16 PM EST

Aparna Mukherjee, who has worked at a number of news outlets, has taken charge of the organization for reporters covering green issues.

Aparna Mukherjee

Aparna Mukherjee has been named the new executive director of the Society of Environmental Journalists. Linkedin, iStock

The Society of Environmental Journalists has selected Aparna Mukherjee as its new executive director.

Mukherjee most recently was chief program officer at Resolve Philly, a nonprofit journalism organization. She has worked in East Asia and Germany and at a number of news outlets, including the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, CNBC, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
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Mukherjee started as SEJ’s executive director Tuesday. The group, founded in 1990, has more than 1,500 journalists and academics among its members.


“I am certain that Aparna’s strategic vision, innovative thinking and collaborative approach will greatly contribute to the continued success and growth of our organization,” said Luke Runyon, president of SEJ’s board of directors, in a message to members this week.