Christopher Gigley

Greensboro, NC USA

Professional Experience

Accomplished freelance writer specializing in food writing with a focus on regional specialties, travel writing with a focus on U.S. destinations, and sports writing with a focus on baseball and ice hockey.


16 Years
16 Years
16 Years


7 Years
7 Years
Sports & Recreation
7 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
7 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
7 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
16 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

16 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Los Angeles Dodgers (10+), Our State (NC state magazine) (10+), St. Louis Cardinals (10+), Winston-Salem Monthly (10+), Seattle Magazine (1-2), National Geographic Traveler (1-2)

Other Work History

Editor, Giftware Business, 1993-2002

Computer Skills

Mac OS X, Word, Excel


MacBook, iPod voice recorder


Sports Writing Samples

A humanizing feature on the new minor league hockey team in Winston-Salem.
Feature on Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler, shortly after the team signed him to a long-term contract. I traveled to spring training in Arizona to work on this piece.
Profile on Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez, not the most media-friendly baseball player on the planet. With little to go on, I managed to write a feature about his significance to his new team.

Food/Drink Writing Samples

A feature on a local brewer I pitched to Greensboro Monthly.
An Our State piece that I pitched for October, using the World Series as a hook for this North Carolina peanut producer, which happens to supply most of the Major and Minor League ballparks in the U.S.

Travel Writing Samples

Based on a story I wrote about a farmer's market vendor who sold fresh North Carolina shrimp, I pitched and won an assignment focusing on this small fishing village.
A feature on boutique hotels across North Carolina, highlighting the particular room in which I stayed, key perks and the overall atmosphere of the hotel. This was also my pitch.