Carlyn Kolker was a Contributing Analyst for NewsGuard, based in Bend, Oregon. As a freelance journalist, she has covered topics related to parenting, aging, and the legal business. She previously worked as a reporter for Reuters in New York City, where she covered legal issues and the business of law. Earlier, she worked at Bloomberg News and was a senior staff reporter at The American Lawyer magazine. Kolker holds a B.A. from Columbia University, where she majored in comparative literature.