Resume

Experience

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.

Award Coordinator
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.  

Founding Editor
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.   

Consultant
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.     

Organizer
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.    

Executive Director
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.    

Events Consultant
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.    

Calendar Editor
www.MarthaStewart.com                                    1999-2000
    Developed nationwide calendar listings for three categories of information: food events, tag sales, garden shows. Devised format, compiled and wrote hundreds of monthly listings.   

“Insider” Columnist
AmericaOnline                                                        2001-02
   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.    

Events Consultant
“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.    

Events Organizer
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
CNBC-TV                                                                 1991
  Participated in the launch of the channel contributing consumer reports every half hour and anchoring parts of the news “wheel.     

Media Trainer
Hill and Knowlton Public Relations                1995-6
   Coached spokespeople preparing to make radio, television and speaking public appearances to promote retail products and services.    

Consumer Reporter
WLS-TV,Chicago                                                1981-84
  Conceptualized, researched, produced, and on-air hosted daily live spots with taped inserts on the afternoon newscast.     

Consumer Contributor
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
WBZ-TV,Boston                                               1972-81
   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.     

Planning Consultant
Dober, Paddock, Upton & Associates             1969
   Specialized in interviews, analysis, and writing forHunterCollege’s Master Building Program.    

Publicity Manager
HarvardUniversityPress                                     1966-69
  Created the position for planning events, appearances, and exhibits to promote authors and their books released by the scholarly publisher.     


Education

Wheaton College,
       Norton, Massachusetts A..B. degree in liberal arts, cum laude, 1966.

Radcliffe College,
       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.

Marymount College,
       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.


Civic Involvement

New York City Transit Riders Council
Governor-appointed member

Carnegie Hall Special Events Committee
Member

Central Park Conservancy Women’s Committee
Member

Citizens Committee for New York City
Board Member

Joffrey Ballet Women’s Committee
Board Member

Literacy Partners
Board Member


Honors and Awards

Phi Beta Kappa,
Wheaton College, 1966.

Wheaton College.
Delivered Commencement Address 1976

Massachusetts School of Law.
Honorary Doctorate of Law 1976

Massachusetts Women in Communication.
Matrix Award

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