Jennifer Grayson Photo: Laura Grier

Jennifer Grayson is an environmental journalist and the author of UNLATCHED: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy, which has been widely covered in the media since its release by HarperCollins this past summer. Her incisive investigative reporting coupled with her deeply personal writing has been lauded by luminaries from Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Michael Moss to renowned food activist Marion Nestle to Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway, and the book was named one of the five provocative new health reads of 2016 by the USA Today Network.

Jennifer’s other writings have appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today and The Huffington Post, where she wrote the long-running popular Innovation Earth and Eco Etiquette columns for the Green section. Her commentary has graced the pages and airwaves of Slate, Discovery, Entrepreneur, MSNBC, WGN and NPR, among many others. She also serves as a board member of Climate Resolve, a high-profile organization connecting Los Angeles and California leaders and policymakers to prepare for the challenges of climate change.

Jennifer began her career like most journalists: As an operatically trained soprano with a degree from the renowned New England Conservatory of Music (after first attending The University of Pennsylvania). The daughter of a writer and editor and a bibliophile since childhood, her life has now come full circle.

Jennifer has nursed a lifelong fascination with our time’s vanishing connection to the natural world. UNLATCHED was born of this profound preoccupation — and of her most important work to date: Becoming a mother. She lives in Los Angeles with her screenwriter husband and two young daughters.