Meribah Knight is a staff reporter with Crain’s Chicago Business. Prior to working at Crain’s she was a staff reporter with the Chicago News Cooperative, producing the Chicago section of The New York Times.
Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, on TheNewYorker.com, in O, The Oprah Magazine, Utne Reader, American Craft and Chicago Magazine, and her work has been acknowledged by the Journalism Center for Children and Families and in an anthology of O, The Oprah Magazine’s notable contributors. Her New Yorker article was included in the magazine’s “best of” 2010 roundup. She was a 2010 and 2011 finalist for a Peter Lisagor Award in feature writing and education reporting, respectively. She was also the 2013 winner of best weekly feature from Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
As an 8-year-old she co-authored a book about her childhood literary heroine, Laura Ingalls Wilder, titled “Searching for Laura Ingalls.” She still considers this one of her biggest accomplishments.
With a grant awarded from the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University, she is currently at work on an oral history project titled, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken: An Oral History of Women’s Sewing Circles in America.” A native of Cambridge, Mass., Meribah is a 2009 Masters of Journalism graduate of Northwestern University.