Erik Olsen is a freelance journalist and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Formerly, he was the West Coast Video Correspondent for Quartz, and for 10 years he was a Sr. Video Journalist for the New York Times, living in New York City and Berlin. He has produced hundreds of stories on a wide range of topics, though he often focuses on science and environmental issues. In 2018, he won the Edward R. Murrow award for feature reporting for a series about ocean science, and he shared the 2018 Gerald Loeb award for video. He is an avid scuba diver, kayaker, and FAA-certified drone pilot.