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  suzanne gannon
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  A full-time freelance journalist and copywriter, I have won two Folio Golden Eddie Awards and will publish In the Garden, with award-winning photographer Stacy Bass, this spring.

Regularly published in national media, I report and write features, profiles, trends, and news on topics including travel, culture, adventure, food, wine, collecting, interior design, shopping, architecture, gardens, and the businesses and personalities behind these pursuits.

My publishing credits include Town & Country, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, NPR, Interior Design, Luxe Interiors + Design, Coastal Living, Wines & Vines, Art & Antiques, AtHome, Virginia Living, and Greenwich, among others.

My corporate clients have included cosmetics companies, luxury real estate developers, fashion designers, hotels and resorts, food manufacturers, travel agencies, and financial services providers.

Previously I spent 16 years in marketing and communications.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Editor 10 Years
Reporter 10 Years
Writer 23 Years
Specialty
Home & Garden 7 Years
Lifestyle 10 Years
Food, wine, travel, hospitality, culture, architecture, interior design, fashion, leisure business 10 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
10 Years
Other Work History
Seasoned veteran of media communications with 16 years spent in corporate and global communications and public relations prior to a transition to freelance journalism
Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Mac-based Entourage, Outlook, Wordpress
Equipment
Laptop both PC and Mac; Digital camera; Audio recorder
Foreign Language Skills
Conversational Italian
Unions
Freelancers Union
References
Available upon request
Awards
2010 Folio Golden Eddie Award, Best Single Feature in a regional shelter magazine

2011 Folio Golden Eddie Award, Best Single Feature in a regional shelter magazine
Associations
Newswomen's Club of New York
New York Women in Communications
Writer's Studio
Writer's Voice
The Writing Center, Hunter College
Other
B.A. University of Virginia - History with a concentration in American Studies
McIntire Business Institute at the University of Virginia

Assorted journalism, memoir, and fiction-writing classes at Writer's Voice, Gotham, Writers Studio, New School, NYU Continuing Ed

Improvisational comedy at Second City
McIntire Business
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
 
(4/24/2012)
Due for release on April 24, 2012, In the Garden documents 18 spectacular private gardens in beautiful photographs by award-winning photographer Stacy Bass and essays by award-winning journalist Suzanne Gannon. It is available for sale on Amazon.com and at fine book stores nationwide. Visit http
Journalism clips  
(AtHome, 6/1/2011)
Cover feature on phianthropist/fundraiser Donna Craft's property on the Easton/Fairfield line in Connecticut, including gardens, landscape design, and pool house by architect John Wicko and interior designer/Dovecote proprietor Sarah Kaplan.
(Greenwich Magazine, 3/15/2011)
Feature on the interior design and architecture of a Greenwich home occupied by a Tracy and Alisa Bahl and their combined family of three children. Interiors were done by Susan Bednar Long and Christina Sullivan Roughan; architecture by Jim Schettino; building by Lee Schettino; kitchen by Christophe
(Wall Street Journal, 3/10/2011)
Greater New York/Metropolis feature on Red Hook Winery venture marketing its wines to restaurants and retailers
(AtHome, 3/1/2011)
Feature on the gardens and grounds of the historic Chelmsford estate in Greenwich by garden designer Phillip Watson.
(New York Wine Salon, 2/9/2011)
Feature on the introduction of the first Super-Venetian wine, Jema, made by the Cesari winery of Verona using 100 percent Corvina grapes, from which Amarone is made
(THE Junior League's newsletter: connected, 1/26/2011)
Feature on the efforts of the members of The Junior League of New Orleans to reform their city after Hurricane Katrina
(New York Wine Salon, 1/24/2011)
The secret recipe behind the sweet and savory nut mix at Tribeca wine bar VinoVino
(New York Wine Salon, 1/18/2011)
Feature on self-styled Greek wine promoter Markus Stolz
(Heritage, 1/15/2011)
Profile Q&A with Victor Muller, chairman of Saab, CEO of Spyker Cars, and collector of art and vintage cars
(Heritage, 1/15/2011)
Profile Q&A with Christopher (Kip) Forbes, vice chairman of Forbes Media and enthusiastic collector of Napoleon III memorabilia and artifacts
(Virginia Living, 12/1/2010)
Profile Q&A with jewelry designer Temple St. Clair, including her Virginia childhood, her inspirations, her business, and her modern but classic aesthetic.
(AtHome, 10/1/2010)
Feature on the interior design of the Darien home of Lynne and Mark Florian, as designed by interior designer Susie Earls
(AtHome, 9/1/2010)
Feature on a renovation of modern house on a lake in Stamford
(AtHome & New Canaan, Darien & Rowayton, 9/1/2010)
Profile on the 94-year-old Danish furniture designer Jens Risom, who is credited with bringing the Scandinavian aesthetic to the U.S.
(AtHome, 9/1/2010)
Feature on fabric and tabletop designer Laurette Kittle and her new line for George Smith
(Virginia Living, 6/1/2010)
Profile of Cisco co-founder Sandy Lerner and her work at Ayrshire Farm, the organic and humane livestock farm in Upperville, Va.
(At Home, 5/1/2010)
Feature on garden designer Phillip Watson's work on a Greenwich estate
(Greenwich Magazine, 4/1/2010)
Feature on the renovation of a house on Tod's Point in Old Greenwich with a rich historical past
(Virginia Living, 2/1/2010)
Profile of reclaimed timber entrepreneur Willie Drake and his company Mountain Lumber based in Charlottesville, Va.
(Virginia Living, 10/1/2009)
Travel feature on hiking a five-day section of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia and the trail angels who ease the burden
(AtHome, 9/1/2009)
Feature on interior designer Shelley Morris's home renovation in New Canaan, Connecticut
(Wines & Vines, 7/27/2009)
Feature on wineries' use of Twitter for marketing purposes
(Wines & Vines, 5/1/2009)
Feature on new technologies and marketability of lighter-weight glass bottles for wine
(Wines & Vines, 5/1/2009)
How-to feature on the many steps involved in developing a new package design for a bottle of wine
(Interior Design, 4/1/2009)
Design feature on new Christian Dior spa at the Plaza Athenee hotel in Paris, Dior Institut
(Financial Times's "How to Spend It", 3/7/2009)
Travel feature on Jackson, Wyoming's recreation, dining, and accommodations on the occasion of the opening of its new high-speed tram
(Greenwich Magazine, 3/1/2009)
Cover story on color strategist Leslie Harrington from her home in Old Greenwich, Connecticut
(Virginia Living, 10/1/2008)
Profile/interview with Virginia native and interior designer Charlotte Moss on the publication of her new book "A Flair for Living"
(AtHome, 10/1/2008)
Feature on the decoration of New York magazine fashion editor Harriet Mays Powell's home in Westport, Connecticut
(AtHome, 8/1/2008)
Feature on a mother-daughter team of antique collectors/retailers and the home they decorated together before the mother passed away.
(Town & Country, 7/28/2008)
Tribeca luxury boutique's wares
(Via Magazine, 7/1/2008)
Travel feature on public golf course in Eureka, Montana, run by Special Olympian John Espinoza
(AtHome, 7/1/2008)
Cover story feature on the design and decoration of a waterfront home in Riverside, Connecticut designed by architect Peter Bartels and owned by a wine marketer and shipping executive
(Via Magazine, 3/1/2008)
Profile/interview with Gibson Guitar's master luthier Ren Ferguson
(Interior Design, 3/1/2008)
Feature on the gutting of a New York apartment in a former sewing machine factory by architect David Yum for a couple comprised of an engineer and a restaurateur
(Town & Country, 2/25/2008)
Feature on the opening of new Tiffany and Hermes stores down in the Wall Street district of Lower Manhattan
(Town & Country, 1/22/2008)
Feature on the goods available for Valentine's Day shoppers at Charlotte Moss's emporium
(AtHome, 1/1/2008)
Cover story on architect Amanda Martocchio's modern art-filled renovation of her colonial in New Canaan
(Town & Country, 12/5/2007)
Section cover story travel feature on the fancification of camping, known as "glamping"
(Town & Country, 11/21/2007)
Section cover story on high-end boutiques along Lexington Avenue in New York City
(Via Magazine, 11/1/2007)
Feature on leimaker Cindy Lau, a Chinese immigrant to Honolulu
(New York Times, 9/13/2007)
New York Times's House & Home section lead feature on vineyards as the newest amenity in residential developments . . . replacing golf courses . . .
(NPR's "Talk of the Nation", 5/7/2007)
Lengthy interview with Neal Conan on "Talk of the Nation" on Americans' collective addiction to self-storage, based on New York Times story "Hooked on Storage"
(Via Magazine, 5/1/2007)
Travel feature on historic mining town of Virginia City, Montana
(New York Times, 3/8/2007)
Lead feature in the New York Times's House & Home section on Americans' increasing dependence on storage units to store their stuff . . .
(New York Times, 1/25/2007)
New York Times's House & Home section feature on the popularity of residential urinals . . .
(Wines & Vines, 8/1/2006)
Profile on Cliff Lede winemaker Michelle Edwards's training of her bloodhound to detect TCA, the compound that taints cork and wine
(Executive Traveler)
Travel feature on sportfishing off North Carolina's Outer Banks
(Executive Traveler)
A feature on entertaining clients at a NASCAR event
(Executive Traveler)
Travel/wine feature on extreme wine tourism
Contact Info
  suzanne gannon
New York, NY 
USA

E-Mail: suzanne.gannon@gmail.com
Website: http://www.suzannegannon.com