KATHRYN ROBINSON

A seasoned reporter, cultural commentator, and restaurant critic,
I bring a frank and graceful voice to features, profiles, and essays

that expose the beating heart of the political and cultural moment and

hit readers close to the bone.  

 

FREELANCE WRITER

Current

Work has appeared in The New York Times, The LA Times, Travel & Leisure, Glamour, Seattle Magazine, The Seattle Times, Lingua Franca, Utne Reader, and more.

SENIOR WRITER, SEATTLE MET MAGAZINE

11 years

Award winning columnist, long-form feature writer, and restaurant critic for Seattle’s highest-readership four-color city monthly. Twice-weekly contributor to daily Seattle Met restaurant blog, Nosh Pit. Honors include numerous regional Society of Professional Journalism first-place and finalist awards; national nominations from the City and Regional Magazine Association and Folio.

STAFF WRITER, SEATTLE WEEKLY

14 years

Award-winning reporter, feature writer, and columnist for Seattle’s foremost alternative weekly newsmagazine, specializing in original, provocative commentary on social issues, gender politics, religion, and the culture wars. Award-winning restaurant critic. Selected for week-long Knight Foundation religion editors’ workshop at University of Maryland, and year-long John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University (see below). Honors include numerous regional Society of Professional Journalism first-place awards and national nomination from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association.

EDUCATION

 

JOHN S. KNIGHT FELLOWSHIP,
STANFORD UNIVERSITY

One of 19 international journalists chosen for a school year of post-graduate work; focused on the rise of the progressive Religious Left as a political force. Among other pursuits, studied constitutional law under Kathleen Sullivan and interview technique under Anna Deavere Smith.

B.A. in American Studies: English, history, and political science. Overseas study in Cliveden, England and Tours, France.

VOLUNTEERING

 

CRISIS COUNSELOR,

CRISIS CLINIC

Currently

Support people in need who call King County crisis line phones, four hours weekly. Preparation included a 60-hour training on suicide prevention, mental illness, addiction behaviors, and more.

 

Wrote curriculum and taught journalism at Seattle’s two girls middle schools. Skills included writing, editing, photography, production, and ad sales. Produced school papers.

COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR,

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN,
UNIVERSITY CONGREGATIONAL

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

 

Drove communications for one-year, $4.4 million capital campaign to provide needed building upkeep for progressive church/social services provider in Seattle’s University District.

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER,

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA

SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM

1992-1993

Advisor on media coverage for senior services organization.