Reporter | Features

Erica Pearson covers features for the Star Tribune, with mini-beat on women’s issues. Before joining the Star Tribune, she spent more than a decade at the New York Daily News, where she was an assistant city desk editor.

A Wisconsin native, Pearson has covered everything from immigration to cops and courts to lifestyle news.


Bookmark: A conversation with Kao Kalia Yang and Shannon Gibney

 After suffering a miscarriage at 19 weeks, Kao Kalia Yang wrote a post on Facebook. It was a message addressed to her lost baby, and…


'Tinder for moms' app Peanut aims to help Twin Cities women make friends

The app doesn't make new friends for you. You still have to put yourself out there.


Minn. History Center exhibit wants to keep us talking about #metoo

New exhibit at the Minnesota History Center aims to foster a collective conversation about sexual violence.


Margaret Filipczak, tiny tap dancer in New York vaudeville shows turned teacher, dies at 99

Nearly eight decades after she appeared in New York vaudeville shows as a tiny tap dancer, Margaret Filipczak could still knock out a little routine…


Gold medalist Jessie Diggins opens up on working to be own best cheerleader

Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins will be in town for live podcast.with Ch. 11's Jana Shortal and to participate in a race on rollerskis through downtown Minneapolis.


This Minnesota researcher is harnessing the power of exercise to fight postpartum depression

University of Minnesota researcher is studying how working out can help prevent postpartum depression for those most at risk.


Review: 'Guest House for Young Widows: The Women of ISIS,' by Azadeh Moaveni

NONFICTION: What compels a modern woman to join ISIS? This collection of interviews gives a clue.


With classes, coaching, Twin Cities women tackle impostor syndrome

Twin Cities women — and men — are learning to identify and hopefully fight impostor syndrome.


Grandma's six-year sentence for teen pregnancy in 1930s inspired Edina author's latest book

Hamline professor uncovers the story of young women who were incarcerated for being pregnant.


'You just have to own it': Twin Cities area stay-at-home dads seek community

Stay-at-home Twin Cities area fathers are banding together to build awareness, gain acceptance and have a little fun.