Bonnie E. Stewart is an investigative journalist for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Local Journalism Center in Portland, where she covers environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest. She researched and wrote No.9 during her six years as a faculty member of the P.I. Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University, where she earned tenure and the rank of associate professor. A former newspaper reporter in Indiana and California, Stewart has won numerous journalism awards, including Long Island University’s George Polk Award and the national Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service. Her work has been published by National Public Radio, The Indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis News, The Press-Enterprise, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Poynter Online, and Quill. She holds a Master’s Degree in English from California State University, Sacramento.