Michael Austin


  • Chicago, Illinois, USA

Michael Austin is a correspondent who lives in Chicago and covers the city for Forbes Travel Guide. He has also covered food, wine, beer and travel for Esquire, GQ, Outside and the Chicago Tribune Magazine. He collaborated with Oprah Winfrey’s personal chef, Art Smith, on the cooking and lifestyle book Back to the Family, and with Bay Area cardiologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Dean Ornish on The Spectrum. A national James Beard Award finalist for magazine feature writing, Austin writes the wine and beer column ”Let It Pour“ for the Chicago Sun-Times.