Todd Wilkinson is an American journalist and author proudly trained in the old-school tradition of asking tough questions and pressing for honest answers. He is the founder of Mountain Journal. Since he began as a violent crime reporter with the legendary City News Bureau of Chicago, Wilkinson’s work has appeared in a wide variety of national publications, ranging from National Geographic and Christian Science Monitor to The Washington Post and many others (on topics of environment, art, culture and business) in-between.
He is author of several books, including the critically-acclaimed Science Under Siege: The Politicians’ War on Nature and Truth and more recently, Ripple Effects: How to Save Yellowstone and America’s Most Iconic Wildlife Ecosystem, Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet and Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek: An Intimate Portrait of 399, the Most Famous Bear of Greater Yellowstone that features 150 photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen. The latter won a High Plains Book Award. Recently, his longstanding syndicated column, “The New West,” was named best column in the country by the National Newspaper Association for small market newspapers.
Wilkinson lives in Bozeman, Montana and has had assignments taking him around the world, but foremost he loves writing about, and exploring, the vast Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem that begins just outside of town.
Wilkinson is available for speaking engagements. He has lectured at college campuses across the country and given a number of sold-out public talks on topics ranging from nature and journalism to the American West. For assignments or events, you can reach him at “Contact”.
Trailer for Wilkinson’s recent award-winning book, “Grizzlies of Pilgrim Creek, An Intimate Portrait of 399, the Most Famous Bear of Greater Yellowstone.”