My name is Amy Reinink. I’m an award-winning journalist who specializes in storytelling, with areas of focus including profiles; health and fitness; travel and the outdoors; and real estate and entrepreneurship. My work has appeared in publications including The Washington Post Magazine, The Washington Post’s Travel and Real Estate sections, Bethesda Magazine, SKI, Skiing, Backpacker, Entrepreneur, Runner’s World, Running Times, Women’s Running and SWIMMER.
I started my career at University of Colorado at Boulder, where I served as editor-in-chief of the Campus Press and interned with SKI magazine and The Denver Post. After graduating with honors, I spent six years mining rural Florida and Maryland for stories, writing everything from spot news to Sunday narratives for daily newspapers. During that time, I covered hurricanes, wildfires, elections, murder trials, zoning-board meetings, national championship games and small-town festivals, all with equal aplomb.
I branched out into freelance writing in 2008, and have since written about homeless chess champions, African-American “style skaters,” meditating Marines and elite kayakers who risked their own lives to recover the body of their friend. I am an active Society of Professional Journalists member, and have served on the Board of Directors for SPJ’s D.C. Pro Chapter.
I’m also a runner, an open-water swimmer, a backpacking enthusiast and a volunteer ski patroller who blogs and tweets about my adventures in training and traveling. I now split my time between Washington, D.C., and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
I’m always up for new assignments; feel free to contact me about writing or editing projects at amy.reinink (at) gmail.com.