Ellison, Katherine (Esther) 1957-

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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.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Mercury News, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, 750 Ridder Park Dr., San Jose, CA 95190. Agent—Elise and Arnold Goodman, Goodman Associates, 500 West End Ave., New York, NY 10024.

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.



Issues in Science and Technology, summer, 2002, David Simpson, review of The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable, p. 84.

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.*