Katherine “Katie” Tarbox, is the author of the international bestselling book, A Girl’s Life Online, a ground breaking memoir detailing her account with an Internet predator. Her book remains in print in over 35 languages in 50 different countries.
She has appeared in numerous media outlets such as Oprah, The Today Show, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, CNN and People. She was named a “Woman to Watch,” by Ms. Magazine. She used her expertise to testify for Congressional hearings on many occasions and to work with various non-profit organizations. She has keynoted many conferences hosted by the FBI, the Girl Scouts of America, and the U.S. Department of Justice. She has served on the board of several organizations and worked closely with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Tarbox worked closely with the FBI to create videos on Internet education for the D.A.R.E. program.
In the summer of 2002, NHK of Japan produced a one-hour documentary regarding Tarbox’s work with victims of Internet crimes and her efforts to help law enforcement understand this crime. This documentary has been widely distributed throughout Asia and Europe. In the summer of 2004, Court TV (now TruTV) produced a similar documentary of Tarbox’s work and is hosted by Al Roker. The day that her documentary aired, Mayor Bloomberg proclaimed Internet Safety Day in New York in her name.
Today, Tarbox is an active journalist. After college, she served as editorial director for Washington Life Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in the D.C. area. More recently she serves as senior editor for REALTOR® Magazine. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The London Times, and YM.
She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the St. Paul’s School. She is an avid marathon runner. In addition, she’s climbed on two of the seven summits including Everest and Kilimanjaro. She can be reached at katie12682 at gmail dot com.Tweet