Michelle Conlin is a senior writer at BusinessWeek, where she covers the Working Life, a beat that includes the culture of work, social issues, work-life trends, and the labor market. Cover stories she has written include "The Economics Behind the Youth Vote," "Working…ï¿½And Poor," "Get Healthy—Or Else," "Religion in the Workplace," "The Wild New Workforce," "The New Gender Gap," "Unmarried America," "Is Your Office Killing You?" "Innovation Champions," and two of BusinessWeek's cover packages on philanthropy. She has also edited cover stories, including "The Finances of the Catholic Church," selected for Best Business Stories of 2003 and the "How This Kid Made $60 Million in 18 Months."
Conlin is a three-time finalist for the Deadline Club's Best Magazine Feature Reporting award. She was a finalist for the John Oakes Environmental Prize and the World Leadership Forum's Best Communicator Award. She also received the Media Access Disability Awareness Award given by the California Governor's Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons.
Conlin has appeared on NBC "Today Show," CBS "Early Show," ABC "Good Morning America," CNN, NPR "All Things Considered," NPR "Marketplace," CNBC "Kudlow & Cramer," Fox News, and MSNBC. She has also been a regular panelist on PBS "To the Contrary" and CNNfn "Business Unusual." She is the co-producer of the documentary "No Impact Man," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009.
Conlin is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was the recipient of the Richard T. Baker prize for best print reporting and the Carlotta di Cagno and David di Cagno Hagen Prize for best investigative story on environmental protection.