Tue, Oct 11|
Virtual Fall Career Development Series: From Freelance to Staff
After more than a decade of freelancing, Karen Weintraub joined the staff of USA Today. Hear her thoughts on how/why she made the leap.
Time & Location
Oct 11, 2022, 4:00 PM – Oct 12, 2022, 5:00 PM
About the Event
Karen Weintraub is a health reporter for USA TODAY where she spent the last two-plus years covering the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other plagues (mostly monkeypox), cancer, rare diseases, organ transplantation and whatever else seems interesting. Before joining USA TODAY in May 2020, she spent a dozen years as a freelancer, writing regularly for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scientific American and STAT, among other outlets. She also has taught journalism as an adjunct at MIT, Boston University and the Harvard Extension School since 2010. In May, she and her husband published a book, Born in Cambridge, about the history of innovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where they have lived since 2001.