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  Michael Lewis
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  I was a newspaper journalist for 13 years, covering all sports at the high school, college and pro level. I now freelance for an environmental website, writing weekly articles on a variety of environmental topics like solar power and electric vehicles, and I also do press releases for PR clients.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 2 Years
Writer 13 Years
Specialty
Environment & Nature 2 Years
Sports & Recreation 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
17 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Thomas Publishing, ThomasNet News (11+), Tennis Week Magazine (3-5), Maxim Magazine (1-2)
Other Work History
Staff Writer-Daytona Beach News-Journal
Staff Writer- Glens Falls (N.Y.) Post-Star
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Windows XP
References
Dave Markowitz: 386-212-1306
Christian Bonawandt: 212-629-2173
Awards
Two-time Associated Press Sports Editor winner, also 3-time winner of Fla. Press Club awards, named best columnist and best feature story.
Other
Book editing experience: Proofreader of author Jeff Pearlman's five books
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel locally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(ThomasNet.com Green & Clean site, 5/15/2013)
Feature story looking at legislation introduced in Congress that would allow renewable energy companies to have tax breaks similar to those previously only offered to fossil fuel projects
(ThomasNet.com Green & Clean site, 3/14/2012)
Human-interest story on the town of Greensburg, Kan., and how five years after a devastating tornado, they have rebuilt their town using green energy principles, solar power, and wind.
(CNN.com, 2/5/2010)
On the eve of the Super Bowl, I wrote a column about the controversy surrounding Tim Tebow's pro-life ad set to air on CBS during the Super Bowl.
(Daytona Beach News-Journal, 12/11/2009)
Front-page feature story on DeLand High School football player Shawn Willis, whose brother died tragically when young. Shawn's brother's death served as an inspiration for his team during their playoff run.
(Daytona Beach News-Journal, 8/8/2008)
Story on the close bond between Olympic swimming gold medalist Ryan Lochte and his father, Steve. They are best friends and Steve knows what makes his son tick.
(Maxim Magazine, 12/1/2007)
Professional wrestler Chris Benoit murdered his wife and young son one weekend in 2007; I investigated what drove him to the crime, including his history of concussions, and what his last hours on Earth were like. Hardest but most rewarding story I've ever done.
Contact Info
  Michael Lewis
New York, NY 
USA

E-Mail: michaeljlewis75@gmail.com
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