|Christopher Jensen has covered
the auto industry for almost three decades, including 23 years for The (Cleveland) Plain
Dealer, during which time wrote about new vehicles, consumer and safety
issues and manufacturing. Now he is a free-lance writer whose work has appeared
The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and The Boston Globe.
In 1993 he asked four other automotive journalists to help establish the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards.
Before covering the auto industry he was an investigative reporter at The Plain Dealer where a series on fraudulent international charities won an award from the Overseas Press Club of America.
He has written extensively about long-distance rallies, competing in the 1988 TransAmazon, the 1992 Paris-Moscow-Beijing Raid and the 1996 Granada-Dakar Raid. He covered vintage rallies such as the 1995 London-Mexico and the 1998 Shield of Africa.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1968 and spent 15 months in Vietnam (1970-71) as a combat motion-picture photographer covering operations in Cambodia, the A-Shau Valley and the U-Minh Forest.
Jensen graduated from George Washington University with a degree in journalism. He lives in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.