Editor at Large
Cottages & Gardens Publications 2003-present
Serves as a consulting editor recommending and writing items and pieces for these upscale shelter magazines in the New York City, Hamptons, San Francisco, Connecticut.
Travel Reporter and Contributing Editor
Global Traveler 2000-present
Writes travel and feature stories for these and other national magazines.
Conde Nast Traveler 1998-2013
Wrote travel and feature stories for these and other national magazines.
The Week Magazine Opinion Awards 2002-present
Created program for selecting and presenting annual outstanding Columnist, Cartoonist and Blogger of the Year. Coordinates selecting panel of twenty distinguished judges, oversees judging process and helps organize ceremony for presenting the annual “The Week Magazine” Opinion Awards.
Verdant Magazine and Website 2005-present
Created and edits upscale green magazine featuring alternative lifestyle options for art and architecture, food and beverage, investing and interiors. Named one of the outstanding launches of 2005 by Library Journal. Currently editing complementary website www.verdantmag.com.
KWR International 2005
Worked with this firm representing overseas companies and foreign accounts helping coordinate media arrangements for appearances of international presidents speaking at the Columbia University World Leaders Forum.
Neighbor Day 2002
Developed, designed, and carried out inaugural Citizens Committee forNew York Cityholiday for all residents to select and perform a civic activity. Developed the website www.neighborday.org.which enabled each of thousands of participants to register their chosen projects.
National Music Day Foundation 2001-02
Conceived of a national holiday for recognition of all types of music. Worked with the French office of the Fete de la Musique, organized events in all fifty states, coordinated fundraising and national media coverage. Developed a website with instructional material and with a feature allowing each participant to post details of each individual National Music Day project.
“Today Page” Editor
New York “Daily News” 1999-2001
Working with the country’s largest daily circulation newspaper, created, reported, wrote and edited a daily full-page column describing cultural, sports, and public events in all five boroughs. Also broadcast weekly radio appearances promoting events reported on the page.
Fleet Bank 1997-2000
Organized promotional activities including a month-long program of free museum admission for cardholders to visit major NYC museums, coordinated the bank’s sponsorships of Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts and of the Literary Partners “Fleet Scholars” program.
Developed nationwide calendar listings for three categories of information: food events, tag sales, garden shows. Devised format, compiled and wrote hundreds of monthly listings.
Reported and wrote daily column designed to attract online readers to various sections of the website. Topics varied from dog shows fashion tips to tax preparation information.
“The New Yorker” Magazine 2001-02
Planned, coordinated, and executed lectures and events for advertiser events and charity activities.
Founder and New York Editor.
Delta “Shuttle Sheet” 2001-02
Participated in conceptualizing the magazine start-up and worked as editor contributing articles and materials to the Delta Shuttle’s monthly in-flight publication.
Producer and Host of “The Cookbook Kitchen,”
TV Food Network 2001-02
Created, co-produced, and on-air hosted weekly program featuring cookbooks and their authors. Each show involved working with the author to cook dishes from the book and interviewing the author about the background of the book.
Outdoor Life Channel 1993-94
Coordinated and helped conceptualize the channel’s booths and exhibits for national cable television conventions. Booth attraction was so successful that the head of the FTC cited the exhibit in the opening remarks of his keynote address.
“Insatiable Shopper” Columnist
Forbes “FYI” Magazine 2001-02
Each month visited a different American city and researched and wrote a travel shopping article featuring the city’s outstanding shops and products for sale.
Consumer Reporter and Anchor
Participated in the launch of the channel contributing consumer reports every half hour and anchoring parts of the news “wheel.
Hill and Knowlton Public Relations 1995-6
Coached spokespeople preparing to make radio, television and speaking public appearances to promote retail products and services.
Conceptualized, researched, produced, and on-air hosted daily live spots with taped inserts on the afternoon newscast.
WIND Radio,Chicago 1981-84
Prepared and on-air hosted daily live one-minute radio consumer sports.
Week-End Consumer Reporter
ABC-TV, Network 1979
Researched and on-air hosted consumer reports on the Sunday evening national newscast.
Consumer Reporter and Talk Show Host
Created, produced, and appeared on daily Consumer News spots on the 6 PM news; hosted and co-produced a daily live one-hour midday talk show “The Sharon King Show;” hosted a weekly show “Money$ense.”
Special Assistant for Public Information Projects
Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General 1969-1971
Created and developed public awareness programs for the office’s thirteen divisions including consumer affairs, drug abuse, public charities, criminal law, public utilities.
Dober, Paddock, Upton & Associates 1969
Specialized in interviews, analysis, and writing forHunterCollege’s Master Building Program.
Created the position for planning events, appearances, and exhibits to promote authors and their books released by the scholarly publisher.
Norton, Massachusetts A..B. degree in liberal arts, cum laude, 1966.
Cambridge, Massachusetts. Publishing Procedures Course, 1966.
JFK School of Government, Harvard University,
Cambridge, Massachusetts. Completed courses toward an MPA, Masters of Public Administration, 1971-72.
New York City. Real Estate Sales Course, 2002.
University of St. Thomas, Center for Nonprofit Management, College of Business,
Saint Paul, Minnesota. Completed one-week accredited Mini MBA course in Nonprofit Organization, November 2002.
New York City Transit Riders Council
Carnegie Hall Special Events Committee
Central Park Conservancy Women’s Committee
Citizens Committee for New York City
Joffrey Ballet Women’s Committee
Honors and Awards
Phi Beta Kappa,
Wheaton College, 1966.
Delivered Commencement Address 1976
Massachusetts School of Law.
Honorary Doctorate of Law 1976
Massachusetts Women in Communication.
Wall Street Journal.
Front page profile, 1975.
Consumer Federation of America.
Local Consumer Reporter of the Year
National Press Club.
Honorable Mention, Consumer Reporting Award