Katie Morell is a writer, author and editor based in San Francisco. She specializes in business, travel and human interest topics as well as breaking news.
Her work has appeared in Hemispheres, BBC Travel, Crain's Chicago Business, Global Traveler, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Consumers Digest, Diversity Woman, USA Today, and others. She is the author of Building an Empire, a longstanding column on American Express OPEN Forum, where she profiles successful entrepreneurs.
Katie also works with corporate clients to aid in public relations activities and to produce copy for websites, newsletters and marketing materials. Her first book, Stolen Identity: What Anyone With a Name, Birthdate and Social Security Number Needs to Know Now, was published in June 2014. Read more about her book here.
American Express OPEN Forum
A visit to a prison convinced this entrepreneur that teaching former prisoners to become business owners was her true calling.
Katie Morell's first book explores the horrors of identity theft, the people involved (first-person interviews with perprators and victims) and regulations around the crime. The book also includes actionable tips on how to protect one's identity.