Kristine Wong is an independent multimedia journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For over 10 years, she worked in environmental justice and public health organizations as a community and academic researcher, program director, advocate and trainer. She specializes in reporting on green tech, energy, the environment, food, sustainable business, culture and health.
Her work is featured in The Guardian US/UK, Civil Eats, Modern Farmer, Sierra Magazine, Stanford Social Innovation Review, TakePart/Participant Media and CALIFORNIA Magazine. Other outlets where she’s published include The Atlantic, The Christian Science Monitor, The Huffington Post, Mashable, The San Francisco Public Press and KQED. She is also a former managing editor at GreenBiz, a daily environmental and sustainable business website. As a video journalist, she works as a solo production unit producing, filming and editing narrative pieces. See her video work here.
Kristine has a master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she produced stories for online, TV, print, interactive and radio format, and was a member of the founding teams that launched Oakland North and Richmond Confidential, hyperlocal daily news sites in Oakland and Richmond, Calif.
In 2010, she launched Half Moon Bay Patch, a regional daily news website covering California’s Central Coast from Montara to Pescadero, and served as editor until 2012. She reported for the website in video, photo, and online print format on a wide range of beats — including environmental issues, sustainable agriculture, breaking news, city government, police and crime, commercial fishing, marine issues, Mavericks big wave surfing and the arts. In 2011, she was recognized with five awards at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards for stories in the feature, sports, blog/commentary, headline and entertainment categories. Half Moon Bay Patch was also part of a group of online news sites honored by the Peninsula Press Club the same year for overall excellence.
Her work as an environmental health and justice community organizer, educator and researcher has been featured on BBC Radio, The Charles Osgood File, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Contra Costa Times, The Seattle Times, The Puget Sound Business Journal, KTVU News, KING 5 News, Sing Tao Daily and The World Journal.
Kristine also has a master’s degree in public health (with a focus on community-based environmental health) and an undergraduate degree in environmental studies. When she is not working, she is usually catching up on sleep or caffeinating as sport, but saves some time for running, hiking, reading and making art she hopes more than a mother can love.