Christina Schweighofer

1252 N Mar Vista Ave Pasadena, CA 91104

Professional Experience

I specialize in writing personality profiles and have created dozens such stories for numerous editors. Based in the Los Angeles area, I will travel anywhere to meet a profilee and show readers what it means to be this person. Three of my articles won Los Angeles Press Club awards. I also ghostwrite memoirs for clients.


3 Years
8 Years
25 Years


6 Years
Environment & Nature
9 Years
Books & Literature
25 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

USC Law School alumni newsletter (10+), USC Gould Clinical Perspectives newsletter (3-5), USC Gould website (3-5)

Other Work History

For eight years, I was an on-staff reporter and editor for Die Presse in Vienna (1988-1996) where I spent: - Three years on the national desk, covering Austrian politics in general and women's affairs in particular - Four years with the weekly arts and features supplement "spectrum", three of them as editor of the book reviews section - One year on the international desk (1988-1989).

Foreign Language Skills

Raised bilingually, I am fluent in English and German.


Laptop, digital camera

Work Permits & Visas

Permanent U.S. resident; British citizenship and Austrian citizenship, i.e. free to travel and work in all countries of the European Union and the UK (Brexit or not)


Anne Bergman (USC Law School); Gilien Silsby (University of La Verne); Kevin J. Moore (private law firm)


Two second and one third-place award in the Los Angeles Press Club's journalism awards (2005, 2013, 2016)


ASJA, Los Angeles Press Club, Independent Writers of Southern California

Work Samples


A conference in Pasadena, California, tries to find consensus between faith and science.
News story about a reformist Roman Catholic priest from Austria, Helmut Schueller, who was barred from speaking in a Catholic parish in Boston and visited Los Angeles


He's all about speed -- and driven: profile of Edward Loh, editor-in-chief of Motor Trend, published in USC Trojan Family magazine.
A member of the Washington State Supreme Court, Sheryl Gordon McCloud is determined to protect the rights of the disenfranchised.