I'm a New York Times bestselling author and syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune newspaper group. I specialize in celebrity profiles, but I have also written about travel, social justice, race relations, women's issues and family life. A veteran newspaper journalist, I turn in copy that's ready to run.
I am enthusiastic, well motivated and have NEVER missed a deadline. Ever.
Voicemail/Fax: (206) 350-5745
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
Book Publishing Consumer
Newspaper - Local/Regional
Total Media Industry Experience
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Chicago Sun-Times (10+), Chicago Tribune (10+), Los Angeles Times (10+), Denver Post (10+), Tribune Media Services (10+), New York Post (10+)
Other Work History
I have a dozen experience as an on-staff reporter and critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. Currently I have a column ("Go Away With...") that's syndicated by the Tribune Media Services, and runs in outlets such as the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and the Denver Post.
I am a New York Times bestselling author who also has radio and television experience. I was a week-long guest on NBC's "Today Show" with Matt Lauer; and I was a featured pop culture expert on A&E's "Biography" and E! Entertainment's specials.
My stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, Amazon.com, Hollywood Reporter, the Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, People, Daily Variety, the New York Daily News, the New York Post etc. I have done entertainment reports and film reviews on Fox News Chicago and had my own regular segments on several Chicago radio stations. I've also been quoted in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press and (the British glossy) Grazia.
Foreign Language Skills
Some Korean. Un peu francais. Very good at Pig Latin.
Authors Guild. Newspaper Guild. AFTRA.
Work Permits & Visas
Have a valid U.S. passport.
Please e-mail me for references.
Two-time Peter Lisagor award winner for excellence in journalism. New York Times bestseller.
Chicago Film Critics Association. Asian American Journalists Association.