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Karen Weintraub

Karen WeintraubAdjunct Professor

Karen Weintraub spent 20 years in newsrooms before becoming a freelance writer in January 2010.

She reported for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Houston Post and the Virginian-Pilot before moving into editing at The Boston Globe, where she edited the Globe‘s weekly Health/Science section, as well as daily medical and science coverage. She spent the 2008-2009 academic year on a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT, taking the science classes she never took as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania or while getting her master’s at the University of Houston (political science doesn’t count).

Now, she splits her work time between teaching journalism; writing for news outlets such as the Globe, USA Today, and the BBC’s website; and working on two books with local doctors, The Autism Revolution, (Ballantine/Random House, March 27, 2012) and Fast Minds, about adult ADHD (Berkley/Penguin, 2012). All her freelance clips are available on her website, KarenWeintraub.com.

Weintraub, who lives in Cambridge, is married with two school-aged daughters, and has no time for hobbies.

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