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My article on Joel Meyerowitz for Professional Photographer Magazine won a First Place award in  a "Best Magazine Profile" category (Associations/Non-Profit) in Folio Magazine's 2019 Eddie Awards. Details here.

For Joel's remembrances of his 9/11 photography click here

International Feature Story


     Click here for this story that is running around the world in Reader's Digest's 40+ international editions.

Artist Profile

 



Photographer Michael Eastman is as cool as he is talented. Click here to read about him and his work.

And more here.

Human Interest Article

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A LIFETIME’S WORK

THE WIT OF ELLIOTT ERWITT



       Click here for my profile of Elliott Erwitt

International Feature



























I traveled aboard one of the world's largest container ships as it entered the port of Rotterdam to report this story on a Maersk EEE. The story has run in most of Reader's Digest's international editions. 
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French version here.

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Meet Bambi; see why everyone who does, loves her! Full story here
This article won a first place in NENPA's 2021 Human Interest category. The judges said, "Robert Kiener’s take on Vermont sheep farmer Bambi Freeman showcases the best writing in the human interest feature category, head and shoulders above other entries. Young reporters could learn much here. It’s clear that Kiener is not only a superb writer, but a keen observer as well – with details that jump off the page and bring this feisty octogenarian to life. He is particularly skilled in employing quotes – with restraint, yet always positioned for maximum effect..."

Nature Article


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Wildlife Article

The Fisher, one of the nation's most misunderstood animals. Click here for article.

 

Human Interest

To read, click here

Nature Article


I spent a week in the Amazon to report this nature piece about piranhas for Reader's Digest.
Full article here
Brazilian edition version here

International Profile


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Artist Profile









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Feature Article


 For this story on my neighbors, the von Trapp family, which recently ran in the international editions of   Reader's Digest, 49 editions in 21 languages,  click here

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My article on this most remarkable  woman has run internationally and can be read here.

(Carmen has recently had some serious medical issues. For more information and if you wish to donate to help her defray new medical/living expenses, click here.)

Big news: Carmen's latest development in August 2020: click here

Magazine Feature Article




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Profile


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Celebrity Profile





To report this profile of Anthony Hopkins, I spent a day with him in London, walking through the city, having lunch, and visiting his Knightsbridge home. A month later I spent another day with him in his native Wales.
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Medical Investigation


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Personality Profile

                                                                                                       

For my recent article on
Johannes Von Trapp
(of "The Sound of Music" fame), click here

Travel Story




Travel story on Nashville published in Reader's 
Digest.

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The world is a vastly better place thanks to people like my longtime friend, Reg Green. For the full story, click here and for an earlier article here

Reg and Maggie Green recently went to Italy to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their son's passing and their decision to donate his organs. Click here for details.

Sports Profile

For my profile of Olympic champion skier Billy Kidd click here 
This piece won a first place "Personality Profile" award in the 2020 New England
Newspaper & Press Association's (NENPA) annual newspaper competition.
Click here for info.

Photographer Profiles

Preview

                             

Click here for my profile of       
London-based photographer 
David Bailey
and here for my profile of Harry Benson (right)

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Click here to read my profile of award-winning underwater photographer Brain Skerry.

Essay















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Business Profile




How did this Vermont textile company go from
near-bankruptcy to over-the-top success?
Full story here

Crime/Investigation

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Nature Article


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                                                                                                                                                                                Photo: @Chris Orwig             
                For my profile on the late, great photographer Rodney Smith, (1947-2016) click here.
                                                                                                                                                                                             

Feature Article


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Travel Article


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Drama








To report this real-life drama of two Norwegian adventurers attacked by  a polar bear, I met with them in Oslo, Norway and also interviewed their rescuers in Longyearbyen, north of the Arctic Circle.
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Arts Profile

Full article here

International Travel Feature


I spent five days in Copenhagen, including riding around the city with its Lord Mayor, to report this story on Denmark's capital city. Click here for full article and here for radio interview (8/29/2015, 11:20) on my article.
Online version here

Human Interest


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Profile


My profile of Florida-based photographer Clyde Butcher, who has been called "the Ansel Adams of the Everglades."
Full article here

Human Interest







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RIP, Hilary, you inspired so many.
Hilary's obit here

Hilary at sea here

Human Interest









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click here

Sports Article

Full article here

Feature Writing

A Judge Sentenced a Fellow Vet to Jail—
Then Joined Him in His Cell for the Night

“We are one big team—we are all ­veterans—and when one of us screws up, the rest of the team says, ‘You have to square yourself away.’”

My article on two very 
special veterans in arms 
has been published by 
Reader's Digest. 

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Yahoo here







My article has also been included in the 2019 book, "Solider Stories."  

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I visited Google's Silicon Valley headquarters for four days to produce this exclusive report on "what makes Google click." It has run in Reader's Digest's 40-some international editions, in 25 languages. Click here for full article.

International Reporting


























I spent nearly a week in rural Pakistan with human rights activist Mukhtar Mai to report this story on her brave campaign to fight honor killings and improve women’s rights.

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Artistry Profile


Read my article here on Vermont-based sculptor Richard Erdman

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Click here for
my profile of
the very talented,
very cool,
Adger Cowans