Mary Catherine O'Connor is a seasoned freelance writer who covers environmental issues, adventure sports, recreation, and technology for leading publications including Outside, Ensia, Smithsonian, Fast Company, Wired, Earth2Tech, The Bold Italic and GreenBiz Group. She has collected dispatches from climbers ascending Everest, interviewed some of the world's most accomplished athletes, technologists and entrepreneurs, and is now launching a new ad-free, reader-supported experiment in journalism, called Climate Confidential.

Each week, Mary Catherine writes about the intersection of environment and recreation for Outside's Footprint column.

Her recent print work includes an Outside magazine story about the dangers of Kickstarter for adventurers.

As contributing editor to CBS, Mary Catherine pens monthly reports on a range of topics, from sustainable business to design to electric vehicles.

Contact Mary Catherine at or 415.861.9001.


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