View my portfolio here.
I’m a eight-time National Magazine Award Foundation finalist (hey, it took Susan Lucci 18 tries to win an Emmy!) in seven different categories (Service, Columns, Words & Pictures, Service: Health & Family, Health & Medicine, Best Short Feature and Single Service Article Package). You can find links to some of the nominated pieces here. I am co-winner with my sister Tina of a 2009 Science in Society award from CSWA for our radio documentary on virtual water footprints. In 2010, I also received an honourable mention in service writing from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
I write both narrative and service features. On the narrative side, I’m most interested in telling the stories of people who have found ways to thrive despite—and sometimes because of—the challenges life has thrown at them. I have a long-standing interest in disability issues, women’s issues, social equity and research on forgiveness and reconciliation. On the service side, my focus is on topics related to health and psychology, where I enjoy finding fresh ways to approach familiar subjects.
I am currently at work on a book-length exploration of forgiveness and family relationships.
I’m past co-host, with Sheila Walsh and the late Linda Lewis, of Magazine Radio, a one-hour weekly live-to-tape lifestyle talk show heard across southern Ontario.
My radio documentary work includes documentaries for CBC Radio’s The Current and Tapestry. You can listen to one of my documentaries, Tina and Kim’s Watery Road to Hell, here.
Judging and Juries
I have been a judge for the National Magazine Awards, the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association Awards and International Regional Magazine Association Awards. I have also served on juries for the Ontario Arts Council and for the Journalism Awards granted by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
You can reach me at kimpittaway64 [at] gmail [dot] com