About

I’m an independent reporter and editor with a decade-plus of experience that spans international, local and hyperlocal news.

Most recently, I was the San Francisco Chronicle’s first newsletter editor, managing more than a dozen titles. I designed and wrote Bay Briefing, the paper’s weekday morning briefing newsletter. Along the way I launched several successful newsletters written by The Chronicle’s reporters and critics and developed new strategies and infrastructure for email editorial planning, analytics, and deliverability. (Need help with your organization’s email strategy? I offer a variety of newsletter consulting services — get in touch here.)

At The Chronicle I was part of the team that won three Online Journalism Awards in a row for Breaking News, and one for general excellence in online journalism. I also launched MicroClimates to highlight our focus on Bay Area climate change stories, including my own reporting. MicroClimates was a finalist for Best Newsletter in the 2020 Sacramento Press Club awards.

Before that, I worked for BBC News for seven years, reporting feature stories across the U.S., and editing and producing multimedia showstoppers. At the BBC, I was part of the team that won a Peabody Award, as well as the lead producer on a National Magazine Award finalist story. See more of my work here.

I started my writing career in local news as the editor of Connecticut Post’s CTTeens page, appearing as a columnist in the paper at the age of 15. After graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, I spent a year launching and reporting for Wheaton Patch, a local news site in the DC suburbs.

I write a weekly dispatch on local climate action and I’m also a fantastic podcast guest. Get in touch at tkb [at] taylorkatebrown [dot] com or on twitter (@taylorkatebrown).