Katherine Lewis

Journalist, Author, Speaker, Certified Parent Educator


Parenting, Discipline, Education


Harvard University



Katherine Reynolds Lewis is a former writer for Verywell Family covering parenting topics. Based in the Washington D.C. area, she is the author of The Good News About Bad Behavior (PublicAffairs, April 2018), about modern-day discipline.

As a journalist, Katherine contributes to The Atlantic, Fortune magazine, Parents, USA Today’s magazine group, the Washington Post and Working Mother magazine. She has also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, MSN Money, Money, the New York Times, Parade, Slate, and the Washington Post Magazine.

Katherine has been recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Chicago Headline Club. She’s received fellowships from the Education Writers Association, the Logan Nonfiction Program at the Carey Institute for Global Good, the National Press Foundation, the Poynter Institute/ Association of Opinion Journalists and the University of Maryland’s Casey Journalism Center.

She's appeared on CNN, NPR, Bloomberg television and radio, and HuffPost Live, as well as numerous radio programs nationally and internationally. She’s a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Asian American Journalists Association, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Education Writers Association and Society of Professional Journalists.


Katherine graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in physics.  

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