Kristal has a good ear, a calm manner, and high expectations. She knows exactly what works on the page and why.
Jill KirschenbaumEditor, Wall Street Journal
Kristal is blessed with genuine intellectual curiosity, along with the instincts and drive of an old-fashioned reporter. Both her and her work are truly special.
Eugene RobinsonColumnist and associate editor, The Washington Post
Kristal is one of the best journalists in the business. I have hired her a number of times to write articles for ESSENCE. Each time she delivered. The stories are always well-reported, beautifully crafted and well-received. Kristal has an eye for good stories and spends time making sure her articles are factual. Like most talented journalists, Kristal is a pro who takes good direction from her editors.