Barbara Grady

Barbara Grady

Freelance Writer
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Longtime journalist and communications specialist Barbara Grady is a freelance writer focusing on sustainability, the climate crisis, and what we can do about it. She returned to reporting after retiring as senior manager of communications at Ceres, the sustainability nonprofit, where she led communications strategy and thought leadership for the Ceres Investor Network.

Earlier in her career, she was a senior writer for GreenBiz, a reporter for the Oakland Tribune, and a technology reporter for Reuters covering the heady days of the growing internet economy in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. In between, she freelanced for several outlets covering everything from homelessness and human trafficking to business, education, and unmet city needs, with stories published in the New York Times, MSNBC, Reuters, and elsewhere.

Her reporting on human trafficking for the Oakland Tribune won a national award from the Society of Professional Journalists, while her investigations into San Francisco’s earthquake preparedness for the San Francisco Public Press won a regional investigative journalism award. Barbara received a B.A. from Colgate University and a master’s from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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