NBC LX interview on Chief Heat Officers

Live interview with NBC LX's Jobeth Devera.

I spoke with NBC LX host Jobeth Devera on the creation of Los Angeles’s Chief Heat Officer position, approved by the city mayor and council earlier in November. Los Angeles is now the third city in the U.S. to create such a position in 2021, following Miami-Dade County appointing its Chief Heat Officer in the spring, and the City of Phoenix’s creation of its Office of Heat Mitigation and Response this summer. We also discussed why heat governance is underdeveloped compared to other climate risks, what the role of the Chief Heat Officer is all about, and what communities can do to better address extreme heat.

Watch the full interview on the NBC LX site.