Kristina Sauerwein is an award-winning journalist, author and professional blogger based in St. Louis, Missouri.
A veteran reporter, Sauerwein has worked as a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Las Vegas SUN, among other daily newspapers. At those publications, she has covered everything from international stories such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to major events such as the Academy Awards as well as a diverse range of topics or “beats,” from cops and courts to education to health and medicine to general-interest stories on celebrities, high-profile leaders and ordinary people.
Sauerwein has won multiple awards for her journalism in feature writing, investigative reporting and spot news. At the Los Angeles Times, she was part of a team that won a 2004 Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for coverage of the wildfires that devastated Southern California .
Additionally, she has worked on a half-dozen business-based coffee table books for the Cherbo Publishing Group. A member of the Authors Guild, Sauerwein’s latest book, “Invisible Chains” (The Lyons Press/May 2008) was praised by Publishers Weekly as “impeccable” and an “on-target true crime narration.”
Sauerwein earned her journalism and sociology degrees from Syracuse University in New York , where she graduated in three years, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Besides freelance writing and editing, Sauerwein pens a parenting blog at BabyCenter.com, one of the most popular and widely-read parenting sites. There, she delves into issues such as childhood behavior and discipline, mom relationships and pregnancy while also chronicling her life as a suburban wife and mom.
In St. Louis , Sauerwein lives with her husband, Tom, and their preschool-age daughter, Zoe and their infant son, Ryan.
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