Katy Read

Reporter | Niche products
Phone: 612-673-4583
Katy Read writes about aging, wellness and other feature topics for the niche products department. She joined the Star Tribune in 2011, and has written for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Duluth News-Tribune and the Crookston Daily Times. Her freelance writing has appeared in Salon.com, More, Real Simple, Working Mother, Minnesota Monthly and anthologies including “TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood.”

Recent content from Katy Read

Finding the perfect gift

Don't know what to buy for that last person on your list? Ask Hillary.

Updated: November 16, 2012, - 10:26 AM

Maiden Minnesota: Shopping event that showcases local women entrepreneurs.

It started six years ago, when a group of Minnesota women entrepreneurs who sold items they'd made or designed wondered how they could get more attention for their products.

Updated: November 14, 2012, - 08:26 PM

Jeff Hall: Helping the poor

The 48-year-old Edina real-estate developer is doing what he can to help pull Sierra Leone residents "out of that state of extreme poverty and constant crisis."

Updated: November 08, 2012, - 12:37 PM

Diane Kinney: Offering hope for military

Diane Kinney is founder and director of Base Camp Hope, a St. Paul-based nonprofit that offers military veterans, service members and their families counseling.

Updated: November 06, 2012, - 12:55 PM

Grover Jones: A guiding NEON light

Grover Jones is executive director of Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON), which was founded to develop small businesses in North Minneapolis.

Updated: November 06, 2012, - 12:53 PM


They come from different backgrounds, serve different populations, have different motivations and goals. But these four individuals have one thing in common: They saw a need and decided they'd be the ones to step up and fill it.

Updated: November 06, 2012, - 12:46 PM

Joelle Syverson: Fighting with humor

Laughter is the goal at Joelle Syverson's fundraising galas. But frankly, some years are more cheerful than others.

Updated: November 06, 2012, - 12:43 PM

Outlook is healthy for health-care nonprofits

Health-care nonprofits are increasingly relying on fundraising events to draw public attention and raise money for their causes.

Updated: November 06, 2012, - 10:29 AM

Happiness is a friend, even on Facebook

When it comes to promoting friendship, Facebook could be the greatest invention since the bowling league.

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 02:53 PM

The pursuit of happiness

Is it really true that we get happier as we grow older? If so, how can we stay that way?

Updated: October 02, 2012, - 02:51 PM

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