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  Liza Viana
Professional/Personal Overview
  I've covered technology, crime and homeland security, but these days, my experience in political and business reporting can come in handy. I've worked in Washington and know how DC and Congress works. I'm in the perfect position to write for DC- or NY-based pubs looking to make sense of what's coming out of DC that will affect Wall Street and Main Street.

I've also written on U.N. peacekeeping missions, new technologies like Google Earth and biometrics, the 2008 presidential elections, battle against avian flu, and career features.

I've worked for FOXNews.com, AOL News, and National Journal (DC). I am a detailed, thorough reporter and editor with great interviewing and leadership skills. Most of my experience has been with Web-based publications, so I'm comfortable working at a fast pace. I have magazine experience, as well.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Work Info
Content Editor (online) 7 Years
Editor 7 Years
Reporter 13 Years
Business (general) 7 Years
Technology 10 Years
Politics 13 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
15 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
FOXBusiness.com (11+), genConnect (11+), HSToday (11+), Intellectual Property Watch (11+), Mashable (1-2)
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Photoshop, HTML, Vignette; social networks including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
Technical Skills
Web production
Laptop, digital camera, digital audio recorder
Foreign Language Skills
Some Spanish, few words in French
Upon request
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Mashable, 10/2/2012)
In 2008, the strategists, marketers, branding professionals who got Barack Obama elected packaged both the candidate and his policies like a high-end consumer product. How today's strategists are using social media, other digital tools to boost their candidates in the 2012 election.
(Portfolio.com, 1/22/2008)
Lazard’s brilliant and well-connected deputy chairman, Gary Parr, is the man at the center of helping to fix many of the financial institutions hammered by the subprime lending crisis.
(Portfolio.com, 10/30/2007)
Executives who support Barack Obama say they believe he is thoughtful about business and can break the ideological logjam in Washington.
(HSToday, 10/1/2007)
Across the river from Manhattan, the cities of the Garden State were once fertile soil for plots against the homeland—but revulsion in the Muslim community and efforts by law enforcement have changed that.