Barbara Koh

Barbara Koh is a journalist, writer, foodie and ex-lawyer who's lived, worked, eaten and reveled in San Francisco for more than a dozen years.


Barbara Koh wrote about San Francisco for TripSavvy from 2010 to 2015. Starting with family road trips to San Francisco and then grad school on the Peninsula, Barbara has had a long attraction and connection to the Bay Area. Although journalism took her to other places for several years, she'd return regularly to SFO to see her family, friends and storage locker.

Barbara's writing about San Francisco appeared in the San Jose Mercury News, Los Angeles Times  New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg and the former San Francisco Examiner.



Barbara has a bachelor's degree in sociology from Harvard and a J.D from Stanford.

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