Lisa Gordon

McLean, VA USA

Professional Experience

An award-winning feature writer, I've covered teddy-bear toting executives, family vacations at gambling palaces and how Indonesian scat can produce the best coffee. I've been widely published in national magazines and newspapers and can produce compelling copy on parenting, ADHD, gardening, construction, lifestyles, entertainment and health issues.


20 Years
20 Years
20 Years


10 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers
20 Years
Home & Garden
10 Years


Academia Teaching
15 Years
Newspaper - National
15 Years
PR (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

USA Today (10+), Washingtonian Magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The Hatcher Group (10+)

Other Work History

National Features Correspondent, Gannett News Service, 5 years; Lifestyles writer, Gannett Westchester Newspapers, 5 years; Journalism instructor, State University of New York at Purchase, 4 years.

Foreign Language Skills

Some Spanish, French and Italian



Computer Skills

Word, Excel, IPhoto


Mac, PC, laptop, digital camera, audio recorder.

Work Permits & Visas

US Citizen


Upon request


3-time winner National Headlines Award for feature writing Best of Gannett Pulitzer Prize nominee


Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHAAD)



Business travel can take the starch out of the most self-assured corporate titan. So some executives cope with the stress of success by bringing along their old "blanky" or "teddy" or "Mr. Duck," security objects from childhood that make far-flung places seem more like home.
You and your sweetheart are dancing beneath an August moon as waves break in rhythm on the shore. A transistor radio plays "See You in September" as you press so close your bodies fuse and pulses rush. For the rest of your life, whenever you see that kind of moon, you think of that song; and when you hear that song, you remember those waves and that dance. Unlike other times and other tunes, summer memories and summer music remain linked in our minds. Even after the memories grow hazy, the melodies stay clear.
On May 4, 1970, Dean Kahler and Charles Fassinger met on a grassy hillside at Kent State University. Kahler, a 6-foot-3 farmboy with flaming red hair, was 20 and a first- semester freshman. Charles Fassinger, 39, was married with three children, and a lieutenant colonel in the Ohio National Guard, commanding the second squadron of the 107th Armored Cavalry. In the last 20 years, Kahler and Fassinger have told courtrooms and commissions what they think led to the Kent State shootings, which left four students dead and nine wounded. Earlier this month, the two finally told each other when Gannett News Service brought them together for the first time since the tragedy.