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  andrea murad
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am a recent Columbia Journalism School graduate. Prior to attending graduate school, I worked in finance at an investment bank and rating agency focusing on the residential mortgage market and student loan market. I also worked as an IT consultant and a health care analyst for an economic consulting firm. My undergraduate degree is in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. I have experience as a technical writer and am looking for journalism freelance assignments.
Work Info
Reporter 5 Years
Technical Writer 15 Years
Writer 15 Years
Education 7 Years
Finance 10 Years
Personal Finance 15 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
5 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
BBC Capital (11+), FOXBusiness.com (11+), InstitutionalInvestor.com (1-2), LearnVest.com (1-2), American Banker (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Financial Services Firm (11+), Major Medical Center (6-10)
Computer Skills
MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Technical Skills
Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, Final Cut Pro
Laptop and Canon 5D SLR
Foreign Language Skills
Work Permits & Visas
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license.
Work Samples
Writing Samples  
(BBC Capital, 6/12/2013)
(FOXBusiness.com, 12/21/2012)
With the Old Man Winter barreling in, homeowners can get burned with high energy bills. But certain home maintenance steps can help you stay warm and toasty during the cold winter months without pushing up your heating costs.
(FOXBusiness.com, 11/12/2012)
Consumers can expect rising prices at the supermarket, but there are ways to reduce their grocery tabs without sacrificing taste.
(InstitutionalInvestor.com, 6/6/2012)
Real estate ETFs tend to move inline with the broader economy, so their solid performance in early 2012 has soured over recent weeks.
(FOXBusiness.com, 1/20/2012)
The weak economy and availability of low-cost tax software has led to more Americans choosing to take a do-it-yourself approach with their taxes. While tax pros warn that this choice could land filers in a tangled web in the obtuse world of the tax code, there are some easy steps they can take to ea
(FOXBusiness.com, 1/19/2012)
Experts are bracing for another wave of foreclosure to hit the already-weak housing market this year. Coupled with low interest rates, this could be a great opportunity for homebuyers to pick up a home or investment property at a bargain--if they know what they are doing.
(FOXBusiness.com, 12/22/2011)
This article details do-it-yourself tips for homeowners looking to sell their houses faster and at a price close to their asking price.
(Etude, 12/1/2011)
This story is about a 49-year old wealth manager and father of four who fights in sanctioned boxing matches. He is one of about 850 licensed master boxers in the country, a division created by USA Boxing for athletes 35 years and older who want to compete.
(Columbia Journalism School, 9/28/2009)
This piece is a profile about Dr. Gerry Moore, the director of science at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
Contact Info
  andrea murad
New York, NY 

E-Mail: andrealmurad@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/andreamurad