George Judson is the senior editor of Marketplace’s Sustainability Desk, a role he took on in 2012. The Sustainability Desk covers not only food, energy, water and other resources, but the question of how our generation can meet its needs without harming the ability of future generations to meet theirs.

George joined Marketplace in 2007 as the program’s first managing editor. Before his work at Marketplace, George was an editor and reporter at The New York Times for 16 years and then an investigative and enterprise editor at the San Jose Mercury-News and the San Francisco Chronicle.

A native of Northboro, Mass., George attended Antioch College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in history. He lives in Pasadena and spends his spare time reading, hiking and exploring the neighborhoods of Southern California.


Features by George Judson

A note from the editor on 'The non-organic future'

Marketplace welcomes comments on its reporting. Ideally - especially on a critical subject such as sustainability - we hope our reporting will sp...

The economy underlies Middle East unrest

< p>Marketplace reporters Stephen Beard and Alisa Roth traveled to Amman, Jordan, this week to cover the growing discontent in that country a...
Posted In: Egypt, Jordan, middle east

Dispatch from China: Polluted Lakefront Property

A high-end housing development next to one of China's most polluted lakes is just one example of the country's battle between economic progress and the environment

Dispatch from China: Pandas and the Rural Economy

Managing editor George Judson is off to Panda country in China's rural city of Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan Province where poor residents are struggling to keep up with China's roaring economy.
Posted In: Economy

Dispatch from China: Powered by Solar

A tour of the Hope Solar factory in Beijing reveals a budding business in alternative energy and tough competition for global competitors, especially in the U.S.

Dispatch from China: Wrestling with Health care

Like the United States, China is wrestling with its health care systems. And party officials are looking to the U.S. for good ideas as they struggle to provide universal primary care for 1.3 billion people, from affluent city dwellers to nomads in poor western provinces.
Posted In: Health
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