Investigative Reporter and
Professor of Journalism
Welcome to my website!
I’ve specialized in doing investigative reporting in a variety of media for more than 50 years. I teach as well as practice journalism. I’m a full professor of journalism at the State University of New York Old Westbury, where my courses include Investigative Reporting and also Environmental Journalism.
For over 32 years I’ve hosted the nationally aired TV program Enviro Close-Up with Karl Grossman produced by the New York-based video production company EnviroVideo. I’ve written and presented TV documentaries for EnviroVideo. These have included Three Mile Island Revisited, The Push to Revive Nuclear Power and Nukes In Space: The Nuclearization and Weaponization of the Heavens. Click on EnviroVideo on this website to go to the EnviroVideo website to see my many EnviroVideo programs—and view programs online.
I have also been the chief investigative reporter for Long Island-based WVVH-TV (www.wvvh.com). My documentaries for WVVH have included Renewables Are More Than Ready and Organic Farming: Can It Feed Us? My WVVH documentaries are up on www.youtube.com.
I’m the author of seven books, including Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power, Power Crazy, The Wrong Stuff: The Space Program’s Nuclear Threat to Our Planet and Weapons in Space. For a free download of the newest edition of Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power, just click on Books on this website and from it, you will be able to, thanks to the publishers, receive gratis a download of the book with a new preface.
I’m active in doing investigative reporting on the Internet, writing regularly on CounterPunch, NationofChange and OpEd News.
My column appears in Long Island weekly newspapers, including The Southampton Press, The East Hampton Press, The Shelter Island Reporter, The Sag Harbor Express, Community Journal, the South Shore Press and on Long Island news websites including Smithtown Matters and Huntington Now.
I also write for the Manhattan Jewish Sentinel, Long Island Jewish World and Jewish Tribune. And I blog for The Times of Israel.
Honors I’ve received for journalism include the George Polk, Generoso Pope, James Aronson, Leo Goodman and John Peter Zenger Awards.
I’ve given presentations in the U.S. and around the world—focusing especially on energy and the environment—and I’m represented in lecture appearances by MacRae Speakers & Entertainment. I’ve also given presentations on the dangers of utilizing nuclear power and deploying weapons in space at the UN in Geneva and multiple times at the UN in New York. I’ve addressed members of the British Parliament twice on the space weapons issue.
My pieces have appeared in publications including The New York Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Christian Science Monitor, Newsday, The Baltimore Sun, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Progressive, Extra!, The Orlando Sentinel, The Ecologist, Earth Island Journal, E The Environmental Magazine, The Crisis, The Village Voice, Z Magazine, The Sun, Our Right To Know, Common Cause Magazine, In These Times, Environmental Action, Alternate Currents, The Montreal Mirror, The Boston Phoenix, Space News, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Columbia Journalism Review, The Globe and Mail and The Miami Herald.