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During a 17-year career at CNN, Peter Dykstra was executive producer for science, environment, weather and technology coverage. He shared an Emmy award for CNN's coverage of the 1993 Mississippi River floods; a Dupont-Columbia Award for the network's reporting on the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami; and a Peabody Award for the 2005 coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to CNN, Dykstra was national media director for Greenpeace, setting up the organization's U.S. media operations.
In 2009, he launched Science Nation, a video news series, for the National Science Foundation. From 2009 to 2011, he was a deputy director at The Pew Charitable Trusts, in charge of web, print and broadcast communications for the Pew Environment Group.
Dykstra is a former Board member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and serves on the Advisory Board for the Mother Nature Network, an online environmental news site, and the Ted Scripps Environmental Journalism Fellowships at the University of Colorado. Dykstra is a judge for the Oakes Award for Environmental Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and he was a jurist for the National Academy of Sciences Communications Awards
Dykstra has a Bachelor of Science degree in communication from Boston University and lives in Conyers, Georgia. He and his wife Meryl have three grown children.