Lorraine Boissoneault

Chicago, IL USA

Professional Experience

I write long-form articles about nature, travel, history, culture and foreign affairs. I was Previously a staff writer for Weather.com, where I covered travel, weather and outdoor adventure. I'm currently writing a book about modern explorers and North American history to be published in 2016.


Book Author
1 Year
Entry Level
3 Years


Environment & Nature
2 Years
1 Year
2 Years


Broadcasting - News - Radio (Local)
Entry Level
Book Publishing Consumer
1 Year
Online/new media
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

3 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Pegasus Books (1-2), The Morning News (1-2), The Weather Channel (10+), Narratively (1-2), PassBlue (6-10)

Other Work History

Assistant travel editor/outdoors editor at The Weather Channel (2013-2014), research assistant at Bluhm Legal Clinic (2011)

Technical Skills

Final Cut Pro, Audacity, Adobe Photoshop, HTML

Foreign Language Skills

Fluent in French, intermediate in Mandarin

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, OS 10


Canon EOS Rebel T3, Olympus LS-10S recorder


Stephanie Valera, travel editor at Weather.com (stephanie.valera@weather.com; 212.856.5246) Dulcie Leimbach, editor at PassBlue (passblue1@gmail.com; 347.673.3213)



Despite the number of civilian casualties decreasing for the first time in six years in Afghanistan, the number of casualties among women and girls increased 20 percent during the same yearlong period.
In the last 25 years, more than two dozen new countries have been recognized by the international community. But secession isn't easy, as Somaliland's success story proves.
A collective of courageous shipbuilders sail the waters of New York City with little more than old art supplies and a boat-load of chutzpah.
Gold is a problematic conflict mineral in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the United Nations Security Council sanctions on illegal mining have done little to prevent smugglers from profiting.
In the California Central Valley farmers have planted 800,000 acres of almond orchards. Every year beekeepers bring millions of beehives across the country to pollinate the almond trees. But with the bees come bee thieves.