Meribah Knight is a freelance reporter based in Chicago. Prior to freelancing 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, O, The Oprah Magazine, Utne Reader, American Craft and Time Out Chicago, and her work has been acknowledged by the Journalism Center for Children and Families. Recently she was published in an anthology of O, The Oprah Magazine’s notable contributors and 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.
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 a book and oral history project titled, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken: An Oral History of Women’s Sewing Circles in America.” She is also teaches journalism workshops at the University of Chicago. A native of Cambridge, Mass., Meribah is a 2009 Masters of Journalism graduate of Northwestern University.