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|Michele Christine Weldon|
June 05, 1958
Oak Park, Illinois
|Occupation||Author, journalist, and assistant professor|
She began her career as managing editor at the North Shore Magazine in Winnetka, Illinois in 1979. Weldon then moved to associate editor at the Adweek Magazine in Chicago, Illinois, and in 1981 became the Midwest market editor at Fairchild Publications. In July 1984, Weldon became a feature writer and columnist for the Dallas Times Herald in Dallas, Texas, where she worked until December of 1988. In 1989, she began working for the Chicago Tribune as a regular freelance contributor. Weldon has also been a columnist for West Suburban Living in Elmhurst, Illinois since 1996. In June 2011, Weldon began work as a columnist for The Huffington Post in culture, women, and media verticals.
In addition to her body of work as a freelancer and opinion writer, Weldon has also taught at the Medill School of Journalism since 1996 and has written three nonfiction books and recently completed a fourth. She has also been the owner and instructor of Writing to Save Your Life Workshops since 2000, where she continues to speak at keynotes. In 2011, she began working as the leader of the Public Voices Fellowship at Stanford University, Northwestern University, and Princeton University through The OpEd Project.
- I Closed My Eyes (1999) ISBN 1-56838-742-3 
- Writing To Save Your Life: How To Honor Your Story Through Journaling (2001) ISBN 1-56838-742-3
- Everyman News: The Changing American Front Page (2008) ISBN 0-8262-1777-X