Welcome to Kathleen Brady's Home Page!
[ Follow her blog www.presentinthecity.com ]
In recognition of the author's biography Ida Tarbell: Portrait of a Muckraker (now a University of Pittsburgh Press paperback), Kathleen Brady was named a Fellow of the Society of American Historians. Doris Kearns Goodwin said of it in 2014, "Kathleen Brady's triumphant portrait of Ida Tarbell will last for generations. No other biography of Ida Tarbell is likely to provide a move vivid look at this endlessly fascinating woman."
Her biography Lucille the Life of Lucille Ball is now available as an e-book, as well as a paperback from The University of Pittsburgh Press.
The author writes passionately about New York City issues in her blog presentinthecity.com. Her op-eds, most of which appeared in New York Newsday and Our Town, have considered Giuliani's short-sightedness, New York City's flawed bid to host the Olympics games, corporate and state hostility toward Gotham's workforce, plus shenanigans that compromise the city's electoral clout. As Director of Communications of the non-profit NYC Employment & Training Coalition, she wrote the popular niche e-newsletter Workforce Weekly. She was also Senior Writer in the Communications Department of the New York City Department of Education in 2004 and 2005.
Brady was featured on the American Masters PBS special about Lucille Ball and narrated the first installment of the 1993 PBS series "The Prize." She also appears on the A&E Biography of the Rockefeller family and has discussed her work on NPR.
The 1994 ABC-TV movie, "A Passion for Justice," starring Jane Seymour, was based on Brady's research into the life of Mississippi journalist and civil rights activist Hazel Brannon Smith. Brady is Director of Communications for NYC Employment & Training Coalition, a nonprofit organization that advocates for job training and advancement for entry level and mid-skill workers. She is a past co-director of the Biography Seminar at New York University and a former reporter for Time Magazine.