Veteran N.H. journalist David Brooks joins ‘Monitor’ staff

Last modified: Sunday, August 23, 2015
David Brooks, a multimedia journalist who has spent nearly three decades reporting in New Hampshire, joins the Monitor staff today.

His wide-ranging beat will include business, science, the environment and energy. He will bring to the Monitor his award-winning weekly science column, Granite Geek, and the accompanying science blog by the same name. The blog can be found at granitegeek.concordmonitor.com starting Tuesday.

Brooks comes to the Monitor from the Telegraph in Nashua, where he spent the past 28 years as a reporter and columnist. He has also become a familiar voice on New Hampshire Public Radio, where he is a frequent guest on Science Cafe. He will continue to moderate the monthly New Hampshire Science Cafe symposiums.

Brooks launched his Granite Geek blog in 1996, and it has since won numerous industry accolades, including the best blog award by the New Hampshire Press Association in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Brooks was also given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the NHPA in 2010, and he won the Community Journalism Award from the New England Press Association in 2008.

He began his career in 1978 with the Northern Virginia Sun, and he earned a degree in mathematics from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.