About Amy Kossoff Smith
Amy Kossoff Smith, is a nationally recognized source on parenting and has appeared on The Today Show, ABC National News, and in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and on multiple local TV networks. A prior national wire columnist, Amy has reported on parenting topics nationwide and loves to speak to parenting groups. Personally, Amy is MS’97 (Mom Since 1997), and she and her husband, Mitch, have managed the busy lives of three active boys. She has been active in the school and community, is a former Board Member of the Parent Encouragement Program, and has organized multiple high school programs on the dangers of drinking, drugs, and texting & driving.
Professionally, Smith has an extensive background in print journalism and public relations. An entrepreneur at heart, Smith founded Write Ideas, Inc., a public relations firm where she serves Fortune 500 companies within the retail, business and non-profit sectors. She also launched Power Hour Editing, bringing her decades of experience to coach graduate- and college-bound students to find THEIR best voice in the competitive admissions process.
Smith graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Her newspaper article on offbeat tactics used on college entrance applications received the first place nationwide award in the “Pulitzers of the college market,” the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Writing Contest. She speaks to parenting groups, schools, and community groups and was invited panelist at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference.
Disclaimer: The content presented in this website is intended to provide ideas and resources from a reporter’s perspective. While expert sources have been consulted, readers are encouraged to seek professional assistance for their own personal situations.
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Amy has experience in addressing Moms’ Groups, PTA’s, schools, and other organizations. Amy is a parenting reporter, and she presents ideas to fellow moms in a straightforward way including video, humor, and lots of how-to! Topics include “What I Wish I Knew When My Kids Were in Kindergarten,” “A Dozen Ways to Make Your Life, Home, and Kids More Productive,” “Parenting – Hot Topics,” and more.