Katherine Lewis

Expertise: Family leave, Careers, Working parents
Education: Harvard University
Location: Washington, D.C. / Baltimore, Maryland


  • Over 20 years of experience as a journalist, writer, and editor
  • Wrote about family leave and working parents for The Balance (formerly About.com) between 2008 and 2014
  • Author of the parenting book "The Good News About Bad Behavior"


Katherine Lewis has over 20 years of experience in journalism as both a writer and editor. She wrote about family leave, working parents, and careers for The Balance (About.com) from 2008 to 2014. Before that, she worked for Bloomberg and Newhouse News Service. She also founded the website CurrentMom.com, as well as organizations like the Parenting Journalists Society and the Center for Independent Journalists. Katherine is the author of the parenting book "The Good News About Bad Behavior." She's written for CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and several other national publications.


Katherine graduated from Harvard University with a degree in physics.

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