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  Marissa Tejada
Professional/Personal Overview
  As a well-published freelance writer and journalist based in Europe. I specialize in travel, technology and feature writing My work has been featured in Forbes, Fodor's, CNN Travel, Wine Enthusiast and more. I am also a blogger specializing in travel and corporate content. Originally from New York, I am based in Athens, Greece. www.marissatejada.com
Work Info
Writer 6 Years
TV Reporter 6 Years
Reporter 12 Years
Technology 6 Years
Travel 12 Years
Lifestyle 12 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
12 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Fodor's Greece (11+), Fodor's Greek Islands (11+), CNN Travel (6-10), Forbes Travel (3-5), Urban Travel Blog (3-5), enRoute (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
IBM (11+), Vantage Travel (11+), Chrysler (6-10)
Other Work History
Fox News O&O - Orlando, reporter/anchor
IBM Global Media Relations - San Francisco
CBS 19 News KEPR-TV - Washington State, reporter/anchor
News 18 WETM-TV - Elmira, reporter/anchor
The Ithaca Journal - Ithaca, reporter
Computer Skills
WordPress, AP News Center, I-News, Audio Studio, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
audio recorder, Nikon 5200
Foreign Language Skills
Native language: English, Greek, basic Tagalog, Spanish, Serbian

+Earned certificate of attainment in Greek, 2009
Light and Composition Magazine Travel Photography Award
+three photos awards in 2014
+two photos awarded in 2012

IBM Bravo! Corporate Award for Excellence
+Awarded for managing the public and media relations in May 2008

Max Karant National Journalism Award
+Awarded for fair and insightful reporting for my series entitled, Too Close for Comfort which aired on Fox News Orlando in 2006
Asian American Journalists Association
Romance Writers of America
First novel published in 2014 / Chasing Athens
Founder of Travel Bloggers Greece
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Fodor's, 2/15/2015)
(CNN Travel , 9/25/2015)
(CNN Travel, 7/1/2015)
(Destinations of the World Magazine, 6/6/2015)
(Forbes Travel)
Athens is a sprawling capital city known for its Greek charm. High and steady in its center is the Acropolis, where tourists flock to see ancient sites like the Parthenon. The Acropolis is also the pride of Greece, as it is direct evidence of the city’s history as the birthplace of democracy. As y
Keeping Freedom Alive
In the Romanian city of Iasi, a small community of Greeks has put down roots that have been renewed by a sizeable Greek student community.
Food and Wine  
(Wine Enthusiast, 9/29/2015)
These pioneering wineries are located in places that might surprise you.
(IBM Pivot Point, 9/29/2015)
Contact Info
  Marissa Tejada

E-Mail: mtejada1@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.marissatejada.com