Gisele Grayson called NPR's Science Desk home for much of her journalism career. Most recently, she edited web stories for NPR's global health and development unit. Grayson was the senior supervising editor of NPR's daily science podcast, Short Wave, from 2020 - 2022. The small and mighty team brings listeners all kinds of science news and information from all over the world in ten minutes! Before Short Wave, she edited daily coverage of climate, the environment, space and basic science, including the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. From 2011 to 2018, she ran the NPR side of a collaboration with Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service focused on health care politics. The collaboration included more than 30 reporters from public media who reported on the Affordable Care Act's implementation, challenges to the law, as well as other health topics such as the addiction epidemic and drug prices.
Grayson started her NPR career in June 2001. As a producer on both the Science and National desks, she worked on stories that ranged from the tsunami in Indonesia to black lung in West Virginia, and from dinosaurs to the Y chromosome.