BIO

I’m a Boston-based journalist, editor, content strategist, and public speaker. I have the creative spirit of a rock star and the organizational skills of an over-caffeinated accountant.

I write about lifestyle and family topics, often for The Boston Globe and The Boston Globe Magazine. I’m also a contributing editor at Boston magazine and a parenting columnist for Jewish Boston.

Before that, I was the Boston editor of New York magazine’s food site, Grub Street. And before that, I edited The Boston Globe‘s magazine for women, Lola (RIP). I was also a careers columnist for AARP’s Life Reimagined.

My writing has also appeared in  The New York Times, ELLEThe Washington Post, xojane, Washingtonian, NPR, Slate, Body + Soul (now Whole Living), The Boston Phoenix, The New York Observer, New York MagazineWHERE TravelerYankee, and more.

As a strategist and copywriter, my clients include Harvard University, MIT, Levi’s, Gilt City/Gilt Groupe, BizBash, Northeastern University, Suffolk University, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and BJ’s. My full copywriting and ghostwriting client list is available via promises of endless amounts of dim sum.

If the male anatomy is puzzling to you, by all means purchase the book that I co-authored: Size Matters. Oprah liked it, so you might, too.

Before moving to Boston in 2007, I worked in Washington, DC. I began my career as a production assistant at NBC News, where I hung up on Tom Brokaw twice. After that, I worked at The New Republic as an assistant editor and pop culture writer and for the Gail Ross Literary Agency (now Ross Yoon) as their development editor, focusing on non-fiction.

I graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a double major in American Studies and Film. I also attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where I studied film production and lurked outside CBGB, and I spent a semester in Washington, DC, working for The McLaughlin Group (“you’re wrong!”), studying journalism, and posing for pre-selfie selfies with Ben Bradlee and Sam Donaldson despite the fact that I had a most unfortunate haircut, which earned me the nickname “Scooter.” Thankfully, this was pre-Facebook.

Write to me: kcbaskin(at)gmail(dot)com
Tweet at me: @kcbaskin
Link to me: www.linkedin.com/pub/kara-baskin/4/528/233/
Zodiac sign: Capricorn

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3 Responses to “BIO”

  1. Tracy December 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    I read your article, “Why I quite zoloft to get pregnant”. I’ve been on 450 mg of Wellbutrin but my pharmacologist wants me to go down to 300 mg and add Zoloft. I am 42 yrs old and considering pregnancy this next year or two. Did your doctor tell you how long after stopping zoloft that it would be out of your system?

  2. Lauren March 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    I just read your 24 hour work day blog on Boston.com and was seriously sitting in my office laughing like an idiot. Thank you for your fabulous contribution. I think you need a sitcom. Looking forward to reading your blog in the future. Keep writing!

  3. Ramsey Flynn March 31, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    You’re a blast, Kara! Your rendering of a panic attack in the current NYT is magically delicious. I wanted to send you my own account of such a thing that I wrote for Esquire years ago. If you send me your email address, I’ll send you a pdf of the story. Mine is also “funny,” and our writing voices are similar. You can reach me at ramsey.flynn@gmail.com ….

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