Jon Entine has been a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) since 2003. At AEI, he researches and writes about science, sustainability, corporate responsibility, and the media. He is the founder and executive director of the Genetic Literacy Project and a senior fellow at the World Food Center’s Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy at the University of California, Davis.

As an adviser to Global Governance Watch, a joint AEI–Federalist Society project, Entine examined transparency and accountability issues at the United Nations and in nongovernmental (NGOs) organizations. Before focusing on NGOs and science, Entine spent 20 years as an Emmy award–winning television producer with ABC News and NBC News, where he was Tom Brokaw’s longtime producer.

Entine is a contributing columnist for Forbes. He is the author or editor of seven books, including “Crop Chemophobia: Will Precaution Kill the Green Revolution?” (AEI Press, 2011), “Let Them Eat Precaution: How Politics Is Undermining the Genetic Revolution in Agriculture” (AEI Press, 2006), and “Pension Fund Politics: The Dangers of Socially Responsible Investing” (AEI Press, 2005). Entine’s first book, an examination of the genetics of race in sports, is “Taboo: Why Black Athletes Dominate Sports and Why We're Afraid to Talk about It” (Public Affairs, 2000), which is based on the award-winning NBC News documentary he wrote and produced with Tom Brokaw.

Entine has a B.A. in philosophy and religion from Trinity College in Connecticut. He was also a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the University of Michigan.

Experience

• Senior Fellow, World Food Center, Institute for Food and Agricultural Literacy, University of California, Davis, 2014–present • Senior Fellow, Statistical Assessment Service, George Mason University, 2012–present • Senior Fellow, Center for Health and Risk Communication, George Mason University, 2012–present • Executive Director, Genetic Literacy Project, 2011–present  • Cofounder, ESG MediaMetrics, 2008–present • Columnist and Board Member, Ethical Corporation, 2001–present • Adviser, Global Governance Watch, 2008–09 • Senior Counselor on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Northlich, 2005–08 • Scholar-in-Residence, Miami University, Ohio, 2002–05 • Producer, 1991–93; Producer and Writer, 1974–83, ABC News • Senior Producer and Executive in Charge of Documentaries, 1989–90; Producer, 1983–89, NBC News

Education

B.A., philosophy and religion, Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut)
National Endowment for the Humanities Journalism Fellowship, University of Michigan