Whitney Pipkin is a freelance writer and editor covering food, farms and the environment from Alexandria, Va. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, NPR’s Kitchen Window, Foodshed Magazine, Grist.org, The Delmarva Farmer, The Chesapeake Bay Journal and ElevationDC Media, among others. She is currently editing a book for a U.S. Congressman and teaches fitness classes on the side. See her food writing blog at thinkabouteat.com.
A storyteller with Kansas roots, she spent about three years at newspapers in the Pacific Northwest before moving to the DC area. At the Skagit Valley Herald north of Seattle, she brought back the newspaper’s weekly business section and improved its standing among the business and agricultural communities.
Her work covering the many sides of environmental conflicts there, mostly those that involved farmers, earned her a fellowship with the Institute for Journalists of Natural Resources. She learned the reporting ropes during stints at two McClatchy-owned metro dailies: The Wichita Eagle in Wichita, Kan. and The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash.
As a journalist, she loves the people part of food — writing about the farmers and food-movement starters and family chefs who are tangibly changing their slice of the eating world. See her recent clips here.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @whitneypipkin.