Carissa Wolf

Boise, ID

Carissa Wolf an award-winning journalist with experience in newspaper, radio, magazine, television and online journalism. Her work has been broadcast on National Public Radio and appeared on the front pages of the The Washington Post and in dozens of newspapers and magazines across the United States including The Wall Street Journal, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and The Idaho Statesman. Her in-depth public affairs and enterprise reports emphasize investigations and explore the connections between politics, business, the environment, food and social issues. Past projects include Freedom of Information Act and court document-based investigations, a four-hour interview conducted entirely on a whitewater river raft and reports dispatched from a Blackhawk helicopter as a journalist embedded with the U.S military. She camped for weeks at a wildlife refugee to land a scoop and specializes in remote reporting. Her work has earned dozens of journalism awards and civic honors including a Livingston Award nomination, an Alternative Newspaper Association award for public service reporting and regional press club honors for reporting and editorial writing. Wolf has taught journalism, sociology and communication at Boise State University where she serves as a lecturer in the Sociology Department and co-directs the Idaho Media Initiative. Her current work includes university teaching, editing, long-form non-fiction, magazine writing, micro-journalism, scholarly research, book publication and new media projects. She also loves to eat and write about food.
Carissa Wolf