The Longer Bio: Linda K. Wertheimer, a journalist for nearly 30 years, often has to explain that she is not the Other Linda, the one of NPR’s All Things Considered fame. This Linda, the one with the K., is the author of Faith Ed, Teaching About Religion In An Age of Intolerance, published by Beacon Press in August 2015. The book chronicles public schools’ efforts to teach about the world’s religions in several regions of the country and stems from a Boston Globe Magazine cover story she wrote about Wellesley Middle School’s challenges after it faced controversy for taking children on a field trip to a mosque. Linda worked full-time for major metro newspapers for more than 20 years, including serving as education editor of The Boston Globe and as a reporter at The Dallas Morning News and The Orlando Sentinel. In recent years, her writing has appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, The Washington Post, The Writer, The Atlantic online, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, and other publications. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including second prize from the Education Writers Association. She was a 2014 finalist in the Massachusetts Cultural Council artist fellowship awards for an excerpt from Faith Ed.
She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and lives in the Boston area with her husband and son. She teaches at Grub Street, a writers’ organization in Boston, and teaches journalism part-time at Boston University.
Short Bio: Linda K. Wertheimer, a veteran newspaper reporter and former Boston Globe education editor, is the author of Faith Ed, Teaching About Religion In An Age of Intolerance (Beacon Press, August 2015). During her nearly 30-year journalism career, she was a reporter at The Dallas Morning News and The Orlando Sentinel as well as for other publications. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe Magazine, The Atlantic online, and many other publications. She teaches writing at Grub Street in Boston and has also taught journalism at Boston University. An excerpt from Faith Ed. led to her being named a 2014 finalist in the Massachusetts Cultural Council artist fellowship awards. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, she lives in the Boston area with her husband and son.
Note: Please contact Linda at Linda@Lindakwertheimer.com if you’d like jpegs of her author photo and book cover for publicity purposes.
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