Ellison, Katherine (Esther) 1957-
ELLISON, Katherine (Esther) 1957-
(Katherine W. Ellison)
PERSONAL: Born August 19, 1957, in Minneapolis, MN; daughter of Ellis (a physician) and Bernice Ellison. Education: Stanford University, B.A., 1979.
CAREER: Intern at Foreign Policy, Center for Investigative Reporting, and Los Angeles Times; Washington Post, Washington, DC, intern, 1979; Newsweek, London, England, intern, 1979-80; Mercury News, San Jose, CA, staff member, 1980—, reporter from San Jose, 1983—, bureau chief in Mexico City, Mexico, 1987-92. Miami Herald, Latin American correspondent from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, beginning 1992. Media Alliance, San Francisco, CA, member of board of directors, 1986—.
AWARDS, HONORS: Award for outstanding print reporting, Media Alliance of San Francisco, 1985; (with others) Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, 1986, George Polk Memorial Award, Long Island University, and Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, all 1986, for "Hidden Billions," a series of articles on Ferdinand Marcos; award from Inter American Press Association, 1994-95; Media Award, Latin American Studies Association, 1994; award, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, 1997.
Imelda: Steel Butterfly of the Philippines, McGraw-Hill (New York, NY), 1988.
(Under name Katherine W. Ellison; with Gretchen C. Daily) The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable, Shearwater Books (Washington, DC), 2002.
Contributor to periodicals.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Nature, April 25, 2002, Norman Myers, review of TheNew Economy of Nature, p. 788.
New York Times Book Review, January 8, 1989, review of Imelda: Steel Butterfly of the Philippines, p. 23.
San Francisco Chronicle, May 12, 2002, Alex Barnum, review of The New Economy of Nature, p. 3.*