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Professional/Personal Overview
  Award-winning editor (15 years), journalist (20 years), author (5 years), on-air host (6 years). I write feature stories about agents of change, history, health, travel, celebrities, TV & Film. I am a seasoned editor--print, online, magazines, books, scripts. My work regularly appears in The Huffington Post and the San Francisco Examiner. As a long-time editor of Mainstreet Media's Good Times Magazine and extended publications, I helped build a multi-million dollar brand. I have also been published in Oprah, The Advocate, Bust, Palm Springs Life, The Sydney Morning Herald and other national and regional outlets.
Learn more at www.gregarcher.com.
Work Info
Correspondent 6 Years
Writer 5 Years
Editor 16 Years
Books & Literature 10 Years
Entertainment 20 Years
Theater 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
25 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Huffington Post (11+), Mainstreet Media (11+), The Advocate (11+), CTV / GTV (11+), San Francisco Examiner (11+), Palm Springs Life (3-5), VIA Magazine (1-2), NorLights Books (1-2), Oprah Magazine (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
San Francisco Media Group (11+), Desert Publications (6-10), Mainstreet Media (3-5)
Other Work History
Ghost writing, copy-writing, PR, publicity, book trailers for authors, marketing, creative consulting
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, (OS 10+) HTML, In-Design, Quark, general web design, blogging, editing
Technical Skills
Web design, some photo editing and Final Cut
MacBook Pro, canon digital camera, audio recorder,
Foreign Language Skills
Some Spanish, some Polish
Leslie Katz (415) 359-2727
Stephanie Lutz (831) 345-8755
Duffie Bart (805) 563-0526
*FOUR Best Writer Awards in Santa Cruz County Readers' Poll; more than a dozen for the publication GT WEEKLY under my tenure.
More than SIX feature story and video awards in the California Newspapers Publishers Association's Better Newspaper Contest
NLGJA (National Lesbian Gay Journalism Association, Santa Cruz AIDS Project, The Viktor Kee Foundation
Have been active fitness instructor on the side and have penned a health book, so health-related articles and projects area also of interest.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Palm Springs, CA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Author / Memoir  
(NorLights Press, 1/11/2015)
Historical memoir -- a kind of Polish "Eat Pray Love" by way of David Sedaris meets Alex Haley --that chronicles my journey uncovering my Polish family's journey in the 1940s and the under-reported odyssey of Stalin's deportations.
Journalism / Media  
(Huffington Post, 2/25/2015)
In my Agents of Change series, I spotlight forward-thinking individuals and groups.
(Huffington Post, 11/23/2014)
Secured interview and spotlighted Kathleen Turner, who revealed the inner workings of a one-woman show on Molly Ivins.
(VIA / AAA Magazine, 6/1/2014)
The remarkable Bay Lights--coverage and reporting for VIA MAGAZINE
(Mainstreet Media / Good Times, 11/5/2013)
The plight of mountaintop removal takes a turn when two lesbian advocates for the environment take on the cause.
(Huffington Post, 5/24/2013)
The Angela Davis Interview
(Palm Springs Life, 5/1/2013)
The Cyndi Lauper Interview
(Mainstreet Media / Good Times, 10/5/2012)
The Bill Maher Interview
(Mainstreet Media / Good Times, 6/13/2012)
An interview with celebrated and prolific writer Jonathan Franzen
(Delight Magazine / Atomic Tribe, 11/1/2010)
Interview w/ CNN's noteworthy and ambitious Anderson Cooper
(Mainstreet Media / Good Times, 9/1/2010)
An interview with author/speaker and eating disorders luminary, Geneen Roth
(The Advocate, 11/3/2008)
The Henry Rollins Interview and Prop 8 agenda
(The Advocate, 10/10/2008)
An interview with Debra Messing
(Oprah Magazine, 10/1/2008)
An article on an innovative treatment for those struggling with eating disorders and body image.
(The Advocate, 8/26/2008)
Interview with the iconic Joan Rivers
Broadcast / Media  
(GTV, 1/14/2014)
Riveting show. Cirque's Amaluna and my backstage coverage.
(GTV, 12/6/2013)
Pilot episode of regional talk show spotlighting arts and culture. Learn more here: https://www.youtube.com/user/GTVSC
(San Francisco Examiner, 8/30/2013)
My ongoing coverage of events--both red carpet-oriented and beyond-- including The James Franco Comedy Central Roast
(GTV, 3/18/2013)
Coverage of the illuminating BAY LIGHTS-- we actually managed to cover this on the Bay Bridge
(SF Examiner / HuffPo / SOWAT TV, 8/8/2012)
Red Carpet coverage of Roseanne Barr's Comedy Central Roast
(SF Examiner / HuffPo / SOWAT TV, 6/10/2012)
Behind the scenes coverage/ reporting on Voca People, a striking new performance art show in San Francisco
(SF Examiner / HuffPo / SOWAT TV, 2/27/2012)
Backstage coverage/ interview with Ali McGraw on the eve of the anniversary of LOVE STORY
(SF Examiner / HuffPo / SOWAT TV, 12/6/2011)
Coverage/ interviews backstage with enterprising drag performers re-enacting classic holiday episodes from the Golden Girls.
(GTV, 1/30/2011)
Covering those being honored for their outstanding achievement in Santa Cruz County
(GTV, 9/1/2010)
Having a ball. Watsonville, California's Testical Festival turns heads. I was there.
(GTV, 5/19/2010)
Can people take a compliment? We explore the streets, dole out gratitude and learn ...
(SF Examiner / HuffPo / SOWAT TV, 4/4/2010)
Behind the scenes reporting on Cirque's breathtaking show, "Ka," in Las Vegas.
(GTV, 8/8/2009)
Red carpet arrivals and interviews
Backstage interviews with iconic cast of Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco
Editing / Editor / Creative Director  
(Mainstreet Media / Good Times, 6/15/2012)
In addition to overseeing weekly publication of award-winning weekly magazine in Santa Cruz, Ca., oversaw seven regional productions of special issues, including the V Guide--editing and more of annual visitor guide and more.
Book Trailer(s) / Publishing   
(NorLights Press, 1/11/2015)
One of several book trailers for Grace Revealed: A Memoir
Contact Info
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Tel: 415-412-2087  
E-Mail: greg@gregarcher.com
Website: http://www.gregarcher.com