Early in her career, Anita covered women’s issues for Newsday and the MacNeil/Lehrer Report (now the NewsHour) of PBS. She has served as a commentator for National Public Radio, written a regular column for MSN.com and currently blogs at NewCambridgeObserver.com.
A graduate of Cornell University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Anita completed a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University and fellowships at Boston and Tufts Universities. She has taught writing and communications at Harvard and Yale Universities, at Simmons College, at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and in the MBA Program at Babson College.
Currently, she is managing director of the Harris Communications Group, the PR and digital marketing firm she founded in 1998.
Anita is a sought-after speaker and has been featured on national public radio’s Talk of the Nation, on the Connection and in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and the Detroit News.
She is a member of The Write Stuff, a writers group based in Lincoln, MA. She has served on the boards of several arts and alumni organizations and on the President’s Council of Cornell Women.
In her free time, Anita enjoys photography ; classical music, contemporary art, the outdoors and…shopping.