Laura Lee Huttenbach



Laura Lee Huttenbach, an Atlanta native, is a freelance writer based in New York City. She is the author of two books. The Boy is Gone: Conversations with a Mau Mau General (Ohio University Press, 2015) is the oral history of a Kenyan independence leader whom she met while backpacking in Africa after graduating from the University of Virginia. Running with Raven (Kensington Press, May 2017) is the story of Robert “Raven” Kraft, a legend of the streak-running world and one of Miami Beach’s best-known characters who has inspired a diverse community of over 3,000 people to lace up their running shoes and join him for eight miles in the sand.  In May 2019, she earned her MA from New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, where she was a Chair’s Fellow in the Literary Reportage Program. She lives with her husband in Manhattan.

Examples of Work

How Muslim Americans Are Fighting Mental Health Stigma” on Psychology Today

Profile of Congressman John Lewis on People Who Move People

Profile of former Secretary of Transportation Norm Mineta for People Who Move People

Cover story and profile of Robert Raven Kraft for Southwest Airlines Magazine

Profile of Lynn Neuman, Artistic Director of Artichoke Dance Company and Trashion Advocate, on Bedford & Bowery

Audio story on locksmith Phil Mortillaro for NYU Journalism’s Soundcloud

Faith in Staten Island,” a video produced for a multimedia class at NYU’s Journalism Institute