Katie Robbins is an L.A. based freelance journalist, editor, and producer with strong ties to her home town, Brooklyn, USA. She writes about a wide range of topics, with a special emphasis on food, culture, and lifestyle. Her work has appeared in O Magazine, LA Weekly, Psychology Today, Saveur, Eating Well, Bust, the Atlantic online, Meatpaper, Tablet, and the L Magazine, among others. As a documentary and television news producer, she has covered a range of public policy issues for outlets including PBS NewsHour, ABC News, and Discovery.
In addition to her work as a journalist, Katie also helped develop and grow Figment, a creative social network for teens and young adults, where she served as VP of Partnerships and Director of Educational Programming.
Recent News... Katie appeared on Kathy Griffin's new Bravo talk show,Kathy.
Figment won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Innovator's Award.
Katie discussed San Francisco street food with host Matt Frei on BBC 4's BBC Americana.
Katie coined the term "Vendrification" in a piece for BlackBookMag.com, referring to "the process by which an influx of fancy food trucks selling gourmet treats threatens to displace established, traditional street vendors." [The Food Section] The article was covered on nytimes.com and was quoted in the October 26th edition of Time Magazine.