Karen Iris Tucker is a freelance writer and reporter in Brooklyn, New York. She has covered women’s health since 1994, and interviewed leading geneticists from around the world on emerging therapies for such publications as the New York Sun, MAMM, the Bergen Record, and The Forward.
She has regularly covered arts and culture since 1989 and has contributed to Slate, Time Out New York, Spin, Interview, Paper, The Jerusalem Post, Newark Star-Ledger and the Village Voice.
Her reporting on politics has featured interviews with congresspeople such as Mike Lee, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, John Lewis, Barney Frank and James Clyburn, as well as leaders of Peace Now and J Street, and academics in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Israel.
Far-flung subjects she has tackled, all with equal vigor, include Israeli academic boycotts, mourning for pets, gender identity, Brian Epstein, mutant bikes, pilates for golfers, animal-assisted therapy, roller derby, and latkes.