Los Angeles, CA 90069 USA

Professional Experience

Award-winning editor (15 years), journalist (20 years), author (5 years), on-air host (6 years). I write feature stories about agents of change, history, health, travel, celebrities, TV & Film. I am a seasoned editor--print, online, magazines, books, scripts. My work regularly appears in The Huffington Post and the San Francisco Examiner. As a long-time editor of Mainstreet Media's Good Times Magazine and extended publications, I helped build a multi-million dollar brand. I have also been published in Oprah, The Advocate, Bust, Palm Springs Life, The Sydney Morning Herald and other national and regional outlets. Learn more at


6 Years
16 Years
5 Years


Books & Literature
10 Years
20 Years
15 Years


Broadcasting - Ent - TV (Local)
6 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
11 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
16 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Huffington Post (10+), Mainstreet Media (10+), Oprah Magazine (1-2), VIA Magazine (1-2), The Advocate (10+), CTV / GTV (10+), San Francisco Examiner (10+), Palm Springs Life (3-5), NorLights Books (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

San Francisco Media Group (10+), Desert Publications (6-10), Mainstreet Media (3-5)

Other Work History

Ghost writing, copy-writing, PR, publicity, book trailers for authors, marketing, creative consulting

Technical Skills

Web design, some photo editing and Final Cut

Foreign Language Skills

Some Spanish, some Polish

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, (OS 10+) HTML, In-Design, Quark, general web design, blogging, editing


MacBook Pro, canon digital camera, audio recorder,


Leslie Katz (415) 359-2727 Stephanie Lutz (831) 345-8755 Duffie Bart (805) 563-0526


*FOUR Best Writer Awards in Santa Cruz County Readers' Poll; more than a dozen for the publication GT WEEKLY under my tenure. More than SIX feature story and video awards in the California Newspapers Publishers Association's Better Newspaper Contest


NLGJA (National Lesbian Gay Journalism Association, Santa Cruz AIDS Project, The Viktor Kee Foundation


Journalism / Media

In my Agents of Change series, I spotlight forward-thinking individuals and groups.
Secured interview and spotlighted Kathleen Turner, who revealed the inner workings of a one-woman show on Molly Ivins.
The Henry Rollins Interview and Prop 8 agenda
The Bill Maher Interview
The plight of mountaintop removal takes a turn when two lesbian advocates for the environment take on the cause.
An interview with celebrated and prolific writer Jonathan Franzen
An interview with Debra Messing
The Cyndi Lauper Interview
An article on an innovative treatment for those struggling with eating disorders and body image.
The remarkable Bay Lights--coverage and reporting for VIA MAGAZINE
The Angela Davis Interview
Interview w/ CNN's noteworthy and ambitious Anderson Cooper
Interview with the iconic Joan Rivers
An interview with author/speaker and eating disorders luminary, Geneen Roth

Broadcast / Media

Red Carpet coverage of Roseanne Barr's Comedy Central Roast
Backstage interviews with iconic cast of Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco
Having a ball. Watsonville, California's Testical Festival turns heads. I was there.
Coverage of the illuminating BAY LIGHTS-- we actually managed to cover this on the Bay Bridge
My ongoing coverage of events--both red carpet-oriented and beyond-- including The James Franco Comedy Central Roast
Behind the scenes reporting on Cirque's breathtaking show, "Ka," in Las Vegas.
Riveting show. Cirque's Amaluna and my backstage coverage.
Behind the scenes coverage/ reporting on Voca People, a striking new performance art show in San Francisco
Coverage/ interviews backstage with enterprising drag performers re-enacting classic holiday episodes from the Golden Girls.
Backstage coverage/ interview with Ali McGraw on the eve of the anniversary of LOVE STORY
Pilot episode of regional talk show spotlighting arts and culture. Learn more here:
Red carpet arrivals and interviews
Can people take a compliment? We explore the streets, dole out gratitude and learn ...
Covering those being honored for their outstanding achievement in Santa Cruz County

Book Trailer(s) / Publishing

One of several book trailers for Grace Revealed: A Memoir

Author / Memoir

Historical memoir -- a kind of Polish "Eat Pray Love" by way of David Sedaris meets Alex Haley --that chronicles my journey uncovering my Polish family's journey in the 1940s and the under-reported odyssey of Stalin's deportations.

Editing / Editor / Creative Director

In addition to overseeing weekly publication of award-winning weekly magazine in Santa Cruz, Ca., oversaw seven regional productions of special issues, including the V Guide--editing and more of annual visitor guide and more.