Society of Professional Journalists, Deadline Club, VP Events, Board of Directors, 2013 Hedgebrook, Writing Fellow & Leadership council, Washington & NY, 2010-to-present Hedgebrook, Writer in Residence, Whidbey Island, Washington, 2010 Up The River Endeavors, Associate, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., 2007-2009 American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Article Award, Profile Honorable Mention, Ms. Magazine, Secrets of the Bonobo Sisterhood, 2006. Newswomen's Club of New York Front Page Award, magazine lifestyle coverage, for "Bent Out of Shape" in Lifetime Magazine. 2003 Los Angeles Press Club, Radio Feature finalist for Marketplace public radio piece, "Fat-Fueled Electricity," which tackles the energy crisis by pedaling, 2002. American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Article Award for a Los Angeles Magazine investigation of Zone Diet doctor Barry Sears, 1998. Chicago Tribune Jones-Beck Award for national coverage from Los Angeles, 1995.
PUBLIC SPEAKING Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, moderator, Inside Celebrity Journalism. Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado-Boulder, Panelist for week-long international symposium. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Los Angeles symposium, guest speaker, Violence and the Media. The Bulldog Reporter, panelist, Entertainment Journalism. Women’s National Book Association, lecturer, Freelance Magazine Writing. National Press Foundation, keynote speaker, Chicago 50th Anniversary Luncheon. Los Angeles Creative Women’s Association, panel moderator and organizer: The Art of Negotiation, Changing Hollywood Power Structures, and Challenges in Movie Storytelling.
ACADEMIC Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Masters of Science, President of the Society of Professional Journalists. Wesleyan University B.A. History, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude.