Kris Frieswick

New York City, NY USA

Professional Experience

As an award-winning editor, journalist, and scriptwriter, I create entertaining, intelligent articles, essays and scripts that make readers and viewers think - frequently while they're laughing. My editorial direction has steered Inc. Magazine to multiple editorial award nominations. My investigative work has launched congressional investigations and helped to get laws changed. My writing in both humor and business genres has won multiple national and regional editorial awards. My humor columns were featured in two best-selling comedy anthologies and my feature and business articles have appeared in Inc. Magazine, WSJ Magazine, Departures, Men's Health, the Economist, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Worth Magazine, MSN Money, CFO Magazine, Boston Magazine, and many more. Clients come back because I'm creative, hardworking, deadline-driven and I have solid instincts. Read it all at


10 Years
25 Years
Other, Specify
20 Years


22 Years
Business (general)
20 Years
10 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
25 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
25 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
20 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Boston Globe Sunday Magazine (10+), Boston Magazine (10+), Boston Phoenix (10+), CFO Magazine (10+), MSN Money (10+), Men's Health (6-10), Spirit Magazine (Southwest Airlines Inflight) (6-10), The Economist (6-10), Worth Magazine (6-10), Arrive Magazine (Amtrak Acela) (3-5), Inc. Magazine (3-5), Fine Magazine (3-5), Globe Pequot Press (1-2), Departures Magazine (1-2), Hemispheres Magazine (1-2), WSJ Magazine (1-2), Redbook Magazine (1-2), Ritz-Carlton Magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Corporate Visions (10+), Harvard Business School (6-10), Fenwick Publishing (1-2), Boston Digital Editing (1-2)

Other Work History

Other clients include: USA Today, Powder Magazine, Skiing Magazine, Fine Magazine, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Aspen Magazine, and my humor work has been published in two anthologies: Mirth of a Nation, and 101 Damnations, both published by St. Martin's Press


laptop, SLR digital (Canon EOS XT), digital recording and transcription

Work Permits & Visas

Married to EU National, valid US Passport


Happy to provide a list of very satisfied clients!


Finalist (as editor), 2015 National Magazine Award, Best Section Finalist (as editor), 2015 Deadline Club Award, Best Column National Silver Medal, Government Coverage - 2005 American Society of Business Publication Editors Gold Medal, Original Research Category - 2005 American Society of Business Publication Editors, Northeast Region Silver Medal - Humor Columnist Category, 2002 New England Press Association National Gold Medal - Best How-To Article, 1999 American Society of Business Publications Editors CFO Magazine, where I was senior writer, won Folio Magazine's Magazine of the Year in its category in 2003.


SPJ, ASJA, AvantGuild



Boston's Fenway neighborhood is seeing a building spree and everyone, except the Red Sox management, is eager to see the new skyline.
A cover story profile of Christopher Kimball, founder of Cook's Illustrated magazine - which makes all its money from readers, not advertisers, and is surviving the recession just fine, thank you.
The totally true story of how two sisters gut renovated a broke-down brownstone and didn't kill each other in the process.
Massachusetts its known for its progressive marriage laws, but its divorce and alimony laws are still stuck in the 19th century. This article received more letters than any article ever to appear in Boston Magazine.
Is it a good idea for a tourist town to have it's own sugar mama?
Catherine Rohr came to New York to launch an MBA-style entrepreneurship program for ex-cons. The program, Defy Ventures, isn't just a second chance for the men. It's a second chance for Rohr, too.
All Steve Belkin ever wanted was to own a basketball team. He learned that even multi-millionaires should be careful what they wish for.
A profile Kairos Shen, director of planning for the mighty Boston Redevelopment Authority and visionary for the future shape of the city.
The allure of all things equestrian has never been greater, as vintage saddle collectors pay record prices for unique models.
Every October, pink ribbons wash like an ocean over stores across the country. Now some breast cancer survivors are feeling exploited by companies that seem to care more about the profit potential of pink ribbons than curing breast cancer.
This cover story examines the flood of millionaires coming into Boston, and what it means for the rest of us.
Getting laid-off in this lousy economy is the worst. Being the one swinging the ax is a close second.
One tired man and a lot of local support is turning the nation's smallest state into a movie makers' mecca.
As financial services behemoth Fidelity Investments enters its 60th year, some customers don't feel much like celebrating.
Twenty-five years after Massachusetts started shutting down entire beaches to protect the tiny piping plovers, they're still struggling to survive. But as one unlikely success story shows, maybe the best way to help them is to stop worrying so much.
Think luxury is a waste? Here are some luxury purchases that can have some surprisingly positive benefits to your life, your wallet and your success.
Over 30% of American wives outearn their husbands. So why are they usually the one stuck doing all the housework? This article examines the powerful pull that gender roles still have, even on women who are in the best position to defy them.
Remember those all night giggle and gab sessions? Here's the PJ party updated from A to ZZZZZZZs.
When gays come out of the closet, one person in the room is often more shocked than anyone -- their straight husband or wife.
The smallest state in the nation, Rhode Island, is staging a giant comeback. Here's why Massachusetts ignores its little neighbor to the south at its peril.


A critically acclaimed humor anthology featuring some of my humor columns.
This humor anthology is a humorist's tour of hell - and very funny. Also featuring some of my humor columns.
Live to good life for free (or darned close!) This book is packed with advice on how to live high on the hog in Beantown, for peanuts. Also includes tips on how to break into Boston's social network, a great source of free parties and events!

Business/ Personal Finance

Meet Natalie Massanet, a woman who has succeeded in an on-line venture that everyone predicted could not possibly survive.
Browse eight-years worth of my award-winning finance and accounting reporting at CFO Magazine's web site, winner of Folio Magazine's 2003 Magazine of the Year.
Browse my personal finance columns for the Money page in Spirit Magazine, Southwest Airline's award-winning inflight magazine.
Will personal trading assistants, who demystify the process of selling your junk through on-line auction sites, turn us into a nation of "leasors" instead of buyers?
Home sellers and their agents are doing some kooky things to sell their homes. Do buyers want a Ferrari with the ranch?
Browse my Best Practice columns, targeted to high-net-worth individuals, that appear in the pages of Worth Magazine.
You can benefit from the finer things in life without going broke. Here are five smart ways to tap the power of carefully chosen luxuries.

Humor/ Essays/ Opinion

If your local Pee Wee Football team looks more buff than usual this fall, we think we know why. (personal trainers for kids)
I host this humorous and informative multi-media series which explores the issues that arise at the intersection of money and love. Part personal essay, part "in your face" journalism.
A humorous essay that asks why it's so hard to get a massage these days without an unwanted "spiritual lecture" thrown in.
This essay places blame for the current sub-prime loan "scandal" right where it belongs. On the buyers.
A personal essay on the joys and frustrations of searching for the perfect vacation house on Massachusetts' Cape Cod.
Read some of my best, award-winning humor columns for the "Out There" page in the Boston Phoenix.