Coral Davenport

Reporter, The New York Times

Coral Davenport covers energy and environmental policy, with a focus on climate change, from The New York Times's Washington bureau.

She has covered these issues since 2006, reporting for Congressional Quarterly, Politico and National Journal before joining The Times in 2013. Her coverage at has included reporting from atop the Greenland ice sheet, breaking the news of Volkswagen's illegal use of software devices to evade pollution regulations, and a 2016 interview with President Obama about his efforts to build an environmental legacy.

Before covering environmental policy, she worked as a freelance reporter and food and travel writer in Athens, Greece, covering culinary trends, arts and culture, the economy, terrorism and security, and the 2004 Athens Olympics for publications from the Christian Science Monitor to Conde Nast Traveler. She got her start at the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Hampshire County, Mass., after graduating from Smith College with a degree in English literature.

Podcast Guest Appearances

The Big Climate Stories of 2019

2019 saw a number of significant events in the climate world. Wildfires, floods, wind and extreme weather continued to batter the nation from California to Florida. There were firestorms in Congress and Tweetstorms from the White House. The rise of the youth climate movement, the advance of electric cars... and the emergence of climate as a top-tier presidential campaign issue.