Harriet Baskas is a regular contributor for msnbc.com Travel and reports on airports and air travel in a monthly column for USATODAY.com, where she also maintains 50 airport guides. Her work also appears regularly on Bing Travel, in AAA Journey and, occasionally, in other outlets.
Her published books include Washington Icons (Globe Pequot, 2010), Oregon Curiosities (Globe Pequot Press, 2007) and Washington Curiosities (Globe Pequot, 2004, revised 2007, 2011), Stuck at the Airport, (Simon & Schuster, 2001), Museums of the Northwest, (Sasquatch Books, 1999) and (with co-author Adam Woog), Atomic Marbles and Branding Irons: A Guide to Museums, Collections and Roadside Curiosities in Washington and Oregon, (Sasquatch Books: 1993).
She is currently working on a book about the objects museums rarely or never show to the public.
For more than twenty years, her radio stories on unusual museums, airports, and other topics air aired regularly on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered program and on other nationally distributed public radio programs. She is currently working on a radio series about the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair.
Harriet has also served as the General Manager of several public radio stations, including KBCS in Bellevue, Washington, KBOO in Portland, Oregon and KMUN in Astoria, Oregon, a station she put on the air.