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 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 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.