freelance writer, Sacramento, California
Project: Creating networks and other tools to help independent freelance journalists navigate the media landscape and succeed in leveraging new technologies.
Larson was born in Washington and raised in Rochester, NY and Tustin, CA. She earned her bachelors’s degree from Princeton University. She began her journalism career in New York as a reporter for Adweek magazine. Later, she edited and reported for national consumer magazines, including Glamour magazine. In 1995, she joined an Internet start-up, creating websites for Fortune 500 clients. Larson moved to Redding, California, in 1998 and began freelancing for the Wall Street Journal while she also worked on the staff of the Redding Record-Searchlight. During this time, she also launched a magazine for the Chief Executive Magazine Group called dotCEO. Her writing has appeared frequently in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, and many other publications. She specializes in money, business, health and technology, with a special interest in women entrepreneurs and leaders. She is co-author of four books, including the forthcoming Power Shift: How Women’s Economic Influence is Changing the World. Her awards include Best Service Article from the American Society for Journalists and Authors.
Information on this page is from the fellowship year.