Pete Spotts first reported on science for the Christian Science Monitor in 1987, followed by a brief stint as an editorial writer, then six years in newsroom management. Spotts returned to science reporting in the fall of 1994 and have been at it ever since.
During that first year, Spotts was a member of a Monitor reporting team that earned the Council for Energy Advancement’s (now the Nuclear Energy Institute) Forum Award for a series on the future of nuclear energy one year after the Chernobyl nuclear power-plant accident in the Soviet Union.
Since returning to science reporting, Spotts has received fellowships from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for science writers. Spotts has received an American Association for the Advancement of Science journalism award and has served as a judge for science journalism awards sponsored by the AAAS and the American institute of Physics.