Marissa Tejada

Athens, Greece

Professional Experience

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.


12 Years
6 Years
TV Reporter
6 Years


12 Years
6 Years
12 Years


Broadcasting - News - TV (Local)
6 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
3 Years
PR (in-house) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

12 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Fodor's Greece (10+), Fodor's Greek Islands (10+), CNN Travel (6-10), Forbes Travel (3-5), Urban Travel Blog (3-5), enRoute (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Vantage Travel (10+), Chrysler (6-10), IBM (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

Foreign Language Skills

Native language: English, Greek, basic Tagalog, Spanish, Serbian +Earned certificate of attainment in Greek, 2009

Computer Skills

WordPress, AP News Center, I-News, Audio Studio, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint,


audio recorder, Nikon 5200


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



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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 you


Food and Wine

These pioneering wineries are located in places that might surprise you.