Randy Loftis is an award-winning journalist who worked more than 30 years as an environmental and investigative reporter for The Dallas Morning News and The Miami Herald. He has worked as an adjunct professor at UNT for about a decade and taught a variety of classes ranging from Introduction to Media Writing to Science & Environmental Reporting. He has done freelance work for the online journal Texas Climate News, The New York Times and the National Geographic.
Randy earned his master's degree in journalism from UNT, and his thesis was titled "Environmental journalism curriculum as an imperative of democracy: A philosophical exploration." Randy is active in the Society of Environmental Journalists and the Investigative Reporters & Editors.
He has earned dozens of awards ranging from the Worth Bingham Prize for investigative reporting from Harvard University to a public service award from the Texas APME. His work also has earned him fellowships in Denmark, Norway, Germany and Spain.