|Cheryl Jensen has been covering the auto industry as a free-lance writer since 1996. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Better Homes and Gardens, AutoWeek and Car and Driver. She is a regular contributor to the Motor Matters syndicate.
In addition to reviewing new products and writing about safety technology, she has covered long-distance automobile rallies in South America and Australia, as well as the 1992 Paris-Moscow-Beijing Raid, and the 1995 London to Mexico Rally. In 1996, she was the first American woman in its then 18-year history to finish the Dakar Rally, often described as the toughest automobile race in the world.
She also worked for almost 8 years in the communications department at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Before joining the Cleveland Clinic, she wrote a nationally syndicated column that dealt with issues faced by families with aging relatives and a book, “The Complete Guide to Health Insurance: How to Beat the High Cost of Being Sick,” which was published in hardcover by Walker and in soft cover by Avon Books. She lives in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.