- Trip: Fellows Fall 2010
- Affiliation during program: Forbes
- Country: Bolivia
- Year: 2010
Helen Coster is a New York- based staff writer at Forbes, where she writes about entrepreneurs and other topics. She has profiled companies and entrepreneurs in China, Argentina, Mexico, India and South Africa. Her profile of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu attracted worldwide media attention, and she has discussed her work on news outlets such as NPR and CNBC. Coster began her journalism career at ABC News, first in Peter Jennings’ documentary unit and then with Barbara Walters at 20/20. At ABC, she covered topics such as Saudi-American relations and the historical search for Jesus Christ. She participated in the network’s Emmy award-winning September 11th coverage, and was part of a team of journalists who won the Alfred I. duPont- Columbia Award for excellence in broadcast journalism. She graduated from Princeton University.