kristina shevory

austin, TX USA

Professional Experience

I'm a longtime reporter who regularly writes for the New York Times about business, energy, real estate (commercial and residential), the home, and military veterans. My articles have also appeared in large daily newspapers (New York Post, Seattle Times, Investor's Business Daily), online (, and magazines (Atlantic, BusinessWeek, Wired, Pacific Standard), trade publications (Energy News Data, Architect's Newspaper, North American Oil & Gas Pipelines), regional and alumni magazines. I'm also a whiz at business writing and have written trade conference scripts, fact-checked articles, written non-bylined pieces for custom publishing clients, assembled infographics and written for company newsletters. I can do it all! I've taken numerous accounting classes and am at ease working with financial statements and reports.


17 Years
7 Years
5 Years


Business (general)
15 Years
Other, Specify
8 Years
Home & Garden
10 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
5 Years
Newspaper - National
10 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

17 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Energy News Data (10+), New York Times (10+), The Architect's Newspaper (6-10), Wired (3-5), (3-5), San Francisco Chronicle (3-5)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

University of San Francisco (3-5)

Other Work History

Business/Real Estate Reporter, Seattle Times Energy Reporter, Politics & Business Reporter, The Associated Press

Technical Skills

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator

Foreign Language Skills

I speak Spanish and Russian.

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, Windows, HTML, CCI


digital camera, laptop


Overseas Press Club Scholarship Jon Davidoff Scholarship, Wesleyan Writers Conference


American Society of Journalists and Authors New York Financial Writers Association Overseas Press Club Society of Professional Journalists

Work Samples

Alternative & Green Energy

(New York Times 3/30/2010)
Kaiser Permanente, the biggest nonprofit health maintenance organization in the country, is going solar.
(New York Times' Green Inc Blog 1/15/2010)
California officials adopted the country's first mandatory statewide green building code in January. The regulations, called Calgreen, will help the state meet its goal of trimming greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent by 2020.
(New York Times' Green Inc Blog 1/18/2010)
Californians may receive money from the state's new cap-and-trade program if officials sign off on the proposal. The Golden State kicks off its cap-and-trade system in two years and is trying to decide what to do with the proceeds.

Commercial Real Estate

(New York Times 5/19/2009)
Retailers like OfficeMax are opening scaled-down versions of their stores or inventing outlets entirely to test new concepts without a hefty investment. The stores are a relatively safe bet despite the recession because the space is cheaper and the stores require less inventory, fewer employees and smaller spaces.
(New York Times 5/4/2011)
Samsung Electronics, one of the world’s biggest chip makers, is betting billions that people will keep buying smartphones and tablet computers.
(The Architect's Newspaper 8/31/2009)
Local zoning plans usually don't attract much attention from locals. But in Berkeley, where politics is a contact sport, the city's new downtown plan---its first since 1990---has turned into a political war pitting city council members against each other and thousands of residents choosing sides.
(New York Times 1/26/2010)
Oil and nat gas money perk up more than stock portfolios. Oklahoma City voters agree to a massive rebuilding of their downtown and Devon Energy builds one of the tallest skyscrapers in the country.

Home & Garden

(New York Times 10/28/2010)
Tips and tricks to find the best stuff at flea markets---and how to revitalize them from a design pro.
(New York Times 12/9/2010)
Urban beekeeping becomes the latest back-to-the-earth hobby that city slickers are trying.
(San Francisco Chronicle 7/29/2009)
Succulents are the plant of the moment, appearing on green roofs, in decorator shows, museum displays, road medians and, of course, on walls. Their clean architectural lines, drought tolerance and low maintenance have made them a favorite of landscape designers and homeowners.
(New York Times 3/13/2008)
Renovating a home can be as fraught as negotiating a difficult marriage. Remodeling coaches often act more like marriage counselors than like building consultants, and, like therapists, they are best when brought in as early as possible.
(New York Times 5/5/2010)
Avid and aspiring gardeners, frustrated with little outdoor space, are taking another look at their walls and noticing something new: more space. This was the cover story in the NYT's Home section.

Residential Real Estate

(New York Times 6/12/2009)
Timeshare buyers thought they were getting a good deal during the real estate boom. But now many timeshare owners are scrambling to get rid of their units, even at a considerable loss, to escape fees and, in some cases, mortgages.
(New York Times 1/21/2010)
A troubled economy and the implosion of the real estate market have thrown thousands of architects and designers out of work in the last year or so, forcing them to find or create jobs.
(New York Times 1/9/2009)
Many people have bought second homes in golf developments for the high-end courses designed by well-known golfers, the tight-knit community and the plush clubhouses. But now owners are finding closed clubhouses and courses, lost membership fees and a direct hit to their home values.


(New York Times 8/15/2010)
Pike Place Market in Seattle gets all the press and the kudos from out-of-towners for its produce stands and food stores. But the crowds and limited parking options generally keep residents away. Enter Melrose Market.

Small Business

(New York Times 7/29/2010)
Before the economic collapse, microfinance — the granting of very small loans, mostly to poor people — was a concept most closely associated with the developing world. But tight credit and the recession have increased the demand for smaller loans in the United States, giving microlending a higher profile and broadening its appeal.
(New York Times 12/3/2008)
Small businesses are always searching for ways to differentiate themselves. But with fewer people out buying, some of the businesses are doing whatever they think will draw in customers.
(New York Times 11/14/2008)
A small group of vintners is ditching the countryside and opening wineries in old factories and industrial showrooms — even on a former naval base — in cities across the country. Rather than scenic vineyards and rolling hills, these winemakers have skyscrapers and the corner deli for company.
(New York Times 2/16/2008)
Fat paychecks, pensions and health insurance are not enough to recruit and keep employees these days. Companies are again finding that adding a bit of social context to work is crucial to keeping employees happy and productive. That is where employee clubs come in.


(Wired Magazine 9/22/2008)
The Web is a haven of messy democracy. (Want to see voter engagement and healthy debate? Read any Digg comment thread.) But the ideal of transparency and participation hasn't yet infiltrated another messy democracy — the US government.
(Wired Magazine 8/24/2009)
We're gluttons for infographics, and a team at Kansas State just served up a feast: maps of sin created by plotting per-capita stats on things like theft (envy) and STDs (lust).