About Lesley Hazleton
As one of The Car Connection’s featured writers, British-born journalist and author Lesley Hazleton has a distinctive point of view on the auto industry.
Hazleton was born in England in 1945. In preparation for her career in journalism, she earned a BA from Manchester University and an MA from Hebrew University. She lived in Jerusalem from 1966 to 1979, and in New York from 1979 to 1992, when she moved to Seattle. Hazleton became a U.S. citizen in 1994.
An automotive journalist since 1988, Hazleton has written about cars and driving for The New York Times, Parade, Mirabella, and many other magazines and newspapers. She has appeared on television and radio nationwide, including segments on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and CNN Headline News. Today, in addition to her weekly column here at TCC, Hazleton also writes for the Detroit Free Press.
Hazleton is also a well-known author. Her previous books include Everything Women Always Wanted To Know About Cars and Confessions of a Fast Woman. Her latest book, Driving to Detroit: An Automotive Odyssey (published by The Free Press/Simon and Schuster) is based on a six-month, fifteen-thousand mile drive from her houseboat in Seattle to the Detroit Auto Show.
Hazleton lives in Seattle, Washington.