Past Member

Margaret K. Evans

Former Senior Writer
  • Communications

Hello, I was the senior writer on the communications team at the MIT Media Lab. I had the great pleasure of researching, writing and editing stories, and producing audio content (including Meet the Labbersabout the Lab’s brilliant people and projects. See some of my stories, blog posts, and audio features below.

My view of the world is shaped by my life north and south of the equator—in the US and Australia—and by my experiences in journalism (especially public radio) and media relations.

Originally from Australia, I was a radio reporter and producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation before switching to television as a researcher/associate producer for the Australian 60 Minutes.

I moved to Massachusetts where I freelanced as a copy editor at the Boston Globe and then worked as PR Director for Special Olympics Massachusetts. Later, I joined Monitor Radio as a nightside producer of Early Edition, and in 1998 I went to WBUR News where I was senior editor of Morning Edition and then senior supervising producer of All Things Considered. In 2015, I joined MIT Technology Review as senior editor of the Solve program.

As a freelance journalist, I’ve been a reporter and producer at The World for WGBH-BBC and a copy editor at the Christian Science Monitor. I’ve also specialized in media relations, for Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. I started my career as a producer of oral histories and documentaries, and I'm a former professional singer now a member of several Boston-area choirs.