About Kathy


Kathy Sena has been a full-time freelance writer for 16 years. She received a B.S. degree in journalism from Arizona State University. She covers parenting, consumer, women’s, lifestyle and health topics for magazines, newspapers and the Web in addition to writing profiles and personal essays. Kathy is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and she can’t shut up about how great their annual conferences are. (So worth the plane fare from L.A. to New York.)

Kathy’s articles and essays have appeared in Newsweek (“My Turn”), USA Today, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, AARP the Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Shape, Chicago Tribune, Weight Watchers Magazine and many other publications. Her articles have been distributed through the New York Times Syndicate.

Kathy wrote a three-month weight-loss blog, “Scaling Down and Fessing Up,” for WomansDay.com. (She lost 15 pounds — and then gained it back — and is now writing a monthly weight-loss column, for regional parenting magazines, which will debut in January.) She obviously will fill her pie hole with pie (among other things) without the public pressure of having to be accountable to you, dear reader. Thank you for being there and cracking the whip.

On assignment, Kathy has strapped on skates for an in-line skating camp in Minnesota, re-lived a 5th-grade bra-snapping incident, paddled her own kayak on a California mountain lake and broken out in hives after reviewing one too many spa treatments. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, 14-year-old son and Charlie the rescue dog.

Kathy hangs out on Twitter as @kathysena. She also works as Consumer Reports’ social-media reporter on Twitter at @​CReporter. You’ll find her on LinkedIn, too.  Want to go old school? Drop her an email!