Brooke Hauser is the assistant arts editor overseeing coverage of visual arts, classical music, and movies/documentaries.
She’s also a reporter and writer who sees stories everywhere: in a laundromat, a high school journalism class, an archive of women’s history.
Before joining the Globe in 2022, Hauser was the editor-in-chief of the Daily Hampshire Gazette newspaper in Northampton.
She’s the author of two nonfiction books: “Enter Helen: The Invention of Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman,” winner of the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award for Best Nonfiction Book, and “The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens,” a winner of the American Library Association’s Alex Award.
Hauser has written for many publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Marie Claire, and Allure, where she was a contributing editor. She once found herself wearing Mariah Carey’s fluffy pink bathrobe while interviewing Mariah Carey on her roof deck.
Originally from Miami, Florida, Hauser grew up reading The Baby-Sitters Club and dreaming of someday working at a newspaper. She got her start writing for The Miami Herald. After graduating from Kenyon College in Ohio in 2001, she covered the film industry as a writer and editor at Premiere magazine and eventually returned to her love of local journalism.
Hauser left the Gazette at the end of 2020, an experience she wrote about in the Globe magazine. In 2022, she was the University of Massachusetts Amherst history department’s writer in residence. She lives with her family in Northampton, where she has taught nonfiction writing at Smith College, and considers herself a New Englander-in-training.