Carla Baranauckas

Carla Baranauckas is a reporter, writer, editor and educator based in New York.

She was on staff for 21 years at The New York Times, where she was involved with the coverage of major sporting events, local and national elections, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. She was a contributor to the “Portraits of Grief” profiles of people who died in the 9/11 attacks, which was part of The Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage.

Baranauckas has also been on staff at The Record of Bergen County, New Jersey, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota. Her work has appeared on the websites of The Washington Post, HuffPost, NextAvenue, The Street, AOL, and The Canine Review.

For 15 years, Baranauckas was an adjunct associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she taught reporting, editing and digital media skills. Many of her students have gone on to work for major media organizations across the country, and several have won Pulitzer Prizes.

Baranauckas has a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Olaf College and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Lastest Stories by Carla Baranauckas

For an actor, winning an Academy Award may be the pinnacle of a career. But when the ceremonies are over, Hollywood judges performers by a different standard: box office numbers. And you can bet that...
The Ford Motor Company spends billions of dollars on advertising each year, and for decades a large chunk of that money has been spent on marketing its F-Series pickups. This is not a new strategy...
“The Sound of Music,” the heart-warming 1965 musical starring Julie Andrews, and “Get Out,” the 2017 horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele, have something in common: They are both...
Over the 113 years since the first airplane passenger, Leon Delagrange, climbed aboard with French pilot Henri Farman, air travel has gone through drastic changes. Commercial aircraft have seen...
Although robbery is a crime that can happen anywhere, your chances of becoming a victim go up depending on which city, town, village or Census designated place you may be in.  Robbery is “taking...
A burglary happens in the United States every 30 seconds, according to the FBI’s most recent crime statistics. That means that more than 3,000 burglaries are carried out each day. While the number...
In 2006, Consumer Reports reported that the average life expectancy of a new vehicle was eight years or about 150,000 miles. But now, 15 years later, many drivers are still hitting the streets behind...
The 2,722-foot-tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai has basked in the glory of being the tallest building in the world since it was opened in 2010 as part of a project called Downtown Dubai. But its days as a...
It’s easy enough to fall in love with a popular automobile. But for most Americans the love affair ends after about six years, according to research by automotive industry consultancy firm R.L....
The average American keeps a new vehicle for about six years, according to research by automotive industry consultancy firm R.L. Polk. But chances are you’re seeing many cars, SUVs and pickups on...
On June 24, auto industry review site J.D. Power released its annual Initial Quality Study (IQS) for 2020. The survey, which measures the number of reported problems new vehicle owners experience...
The coronavirus pandemic has had devastating economic and health consequences in the United States. Due to persistent racial differences in wealth, poverty, employment, housing, health status, access...
On June 24, auto industry review site J.D. Power released its annual Initial Quality Study (IQS) for 2020. The survey, which measures the number of reported problems new vehicle owners experience...
On June 24, auto industry review site J.D. Power released its annual Initial Quality Study (IQS) for 2020. The survey, which measures the number of reported problems new vehicle owners experience...
Protesters have taken to the streets across the country in the last month demanding that cities “defund the police” and re-examine use-of-force policies. The demonstrations, most of them...