Kate Silver

Las Vegas, IL USA

Professional Experience

Kate Silver is an award-winning freelance writer and editor with more than a decade of journalism experience. Based in Chicago, she specializes in features, health, food and travel stories for print publications and websites. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Men's Health, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Southwest Airline's Spirit Magazine and many other outlets. Silver also works with corporate clients to help communicate their compelling stories through websites, blogs, newsletters, brochures, social media campaigns and more. She regularly writes for Chevy.com and the American Heart Association.


Book Author
4 Years
13 Years
13 Years


13 Years
13 Years
10 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
13 Years
Professional Journal
13 Years
11 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

13 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Parents.com (10+), Washington Post (3-5), Chicago Tribune (6-10), Men's Health (3-5), Spirit Magazine (1-2), Chicago Sun-Times (1-2), Divine Caroline (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Chevrolet (10+), American Heart Association (10+), Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) (10+)


My story, "How Mya Saved Jacob," was named "Best Feature Article of 2010" by American Society of Journalists and Authors City Regional Magazine Association, 2006, gold medal, 52 Things Every Las Vegan Must Do, Las Vegas Life magazine. Las Vegas Weekly Awards: Maggie Award Finalist, 2004, Best Series, "Wedding Chapel Wars" First Place Investigative, 2004, Polygamy City, Nevada Press Association. First Place Business Feature, 2004, Worming for Dollars, Nevada Press Association. First Place Explanatory Journalism, 2004, Specks (Mold) Nevada Press Association. Second Place Feature Story, Wedding Chapel Wars, Nevada Press Association. Outstanding Journalist, 2003, Nevada Press Association. Second Place Business Feature, 2002, Cashing in on Terrorism, Nevada Press Association. Honorable Mention Feature, 2002, Heck on Wheels, Nevada Press Association. Journalist of Merit, 2001, Nevada Press Association.


American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Association for Women Journalists (AWJ), Chicago.



After the war, Jacob thought he had put the worst behind him. Then the panic attacks and depression began. Just when he had nearly given up hope, he found an extraordinary soul who ended the nightmares.
If not for the shiny lobe of bull liver on the butcher's stand in front of me, I could be in just about any indoor farmers market in the world. I'm surrounded by stall after stall of fresh fruits and vegetables - oranges, garlic, berries, lettuce - along with shops selling local cheeses, smoked meat
I spent a year embedded as a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant. My transformation/self analysis ran as the November 08 cover story for Southwest Airline's Spirit magazine.
Bob Combs is the trash compactor of Las Vegas. Or, at least, his pigs are. Combs' is in charge of taking leftover food from world-class restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip and feeding them to the swine.
When traveling the world, pizza transcends all languages.
In 2004 I visited Colorado City, the Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saint town of Warren Jeffs. It was an enlightening trip.
China Ranch is a verdant valley in the middle of the desert. Here, you'll find date trees, date bread, date shakes and a bed and breakfast that's the perfect place for any date.
Encased-meat aficionados know that sausage shacks have evolved beyond celery salt and tomato slices to a gourmet level that, we Midwesterners dream, will one day be fit for a Michelin star. We can thank Hot Doug's for that.