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journalist , writer

Anita Harris is an award-winning communication strategist, journalist and author.


Mrs. Harris was born in Chicago, United States, on November 23, 1948. She was a daughter of Raymond (a cardiologist and gerontologist) and Sara (an educator and administrator) Harris.


Anita M. Harris graduated from Cornell University with Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970. In 1975 she received her Master of Arts degree from Columbia University. In 1982 she also attended Harvard University.


Between 1975 and 1976 Mrs. Harris held the position of a public affairs producer at WRFM-Radio. In 1976-1981 she was appointed reporter for MacNeil-Lehrer Report. From 1982 till 1987 Mrs. Harris worked at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, as a lecturer in fiction and creative writing.

During the period of 1987-1996 Anita Harris served as a principal consultant at Harris Media Associates. She joined the staff of Public Health Reports, Boston, MA, as a deputy editor in 1996. Since 1980 she acted as a visiting lecturer at Yale University. From 1984 till 1985 Mrs. Harris worked at Boston University, helding the position of a visiting fellow.

In 1987-1992 Mrs. Harris was appointed assistant professor of communications at Simmons College. Then she worked at Tufts University as a fellow at The Edward R. Murrow Center for International Communication, Etcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 1990-1992. Anita Harris joined Babson College, working as a lecturer, in 1993. Later she was a commentator on pubIc radio.

Moreover, Anita Harris served at Museum of Fine Arts as a past director of counciI. She wa a consultant to Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and American Association for the Advancement Science.


  • Anita Harris founded the Harris Communications Group, an award-winning PR & digital marketing firm located in Kendall Square. She is the author of two books: Broken Patterns, Professional Women and the Quest for New Feminine Identity, and Ithaca Diaries, a memoir and social history of college in the 1960s.


  • Society for Professional Journalists , United States

  • Mass Media Alliance , United States

  • New England Science Writers , United States

  • co-founder

    New York Area Media Alliance , United States

  • Boston Women Journalism Professors , United States

  • Boston Computer Society , United States

  • Cornell Club of Boston , United States


  • Other Interests

    contemporary art, classical music, tennis, travel