About Harriet


Harriet Baskas is currently a regular contributor for NBCNews.com and CNBC.com 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 in other outlets and on her blog, StuckAtTheAirport.com.

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).

Her most recent book: Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can’t or Won’t Show You, was published by Globe Pequot in October 2014.

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.

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.