David J. Unger is a Chicago-based writer and reporter who has written for Midwest Energy News, InsideClimate News, The Christian Science Monitor, The Atlantic and other outlets. Previously, he was the energy editor at The Christian Science Monitor in Boston, where he wrote and edited stories about the global energy transition toward cleaner fuels. He wrote cover stories for the Monitor on topics ranging from the collapse of oil prices to the future of battery technology. In December 2015, David spent two weeks in Paris covering the UN climate talks for the Monitor as part of a multimedia package. His 2015 essay on Boulder, Colorado’s Failure Festival for The Point Magazine was awarded a Pushcart Prize and recognized as a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2016. David has a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.S.J. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. After college, he spent a year teaching English in small-town Spain. He was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois, and currently lives in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. In his free time, David likes to run, play music and go swimming at Promontory Point.