David Kirby

Author/Journalist/Writing & Media Coach

David Kirby, a regular contributor to the Huffington Post since 2005 and TakePart since 2012, has been a professional journalist for nearly 30 years, and was a contracted writer for The New York Times for four years. He has written for several national magazines and was a correspondent in Mexico and Central America from 1986-1990. He is also author of 'Evidence of Harm,' a New York Times bestseller, winner of the 2005 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) award for best book, and finalist for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism, 'Animal Factory,' a highly acclaimed investigation into the environmental impact of factory farms, and 'Death at SeaWorld, Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity,' which “tells the story like a thriller,” the Wall Street Journal said in a rave review. He is also an experienced writing and media coach. More information is at and