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USA Today – Life Section
Their Your Life page features four main themes through out the week (Web: http://yourlife.usatoday.com):
Monday: Thrive – preventive health, fitness, inspiration
Tuesday: Care – parenting, care-giving, volunteering, philanthropy
Wednesday: Nourish – diet and nutrition
Thursday: Shine – beauty, grooming, self-confidence, life management, and personal achievement
Cindy Clark, Complier, LifeLine. Email: email@example.com. Features entertainment news tidbits. Featured the first chapter and book trailer for John Grisham’s Theodore Boone: The Abduction (5/11).
Andrea Mandell, Reporter, People. Focuses on entertainment celebrities (1/11).
Olivia Barker, Reporter, People
Maria Puente, Entertainment Reporter. Covers celebrities (5/11).
Ann Oldenburg, People Reporter. She does interviews with celebrities, including authors. Works out of New York (5/11)
Scott Bowles, Entertainment Reporter, Movies. Works out of California (5/11).
Lorena Blas, Entertainment Reporter. Interviewed Mary Hart (5/11)
Sophie Terbush, Entertainment Reporter (5/11)
Mary Cadden, Entertainment Reporter. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (1/11).
Jim Cheng, Reporter, New on DVD (1/11)
Mary Brophy Marcus, Games Critic. Also writes about health for the News and Life sections (5/11).
Claudia Puig, Movie Critic (5/11)
Bryan Alexander, Music Reporter (5/11)
Jerry Shriver, Music Critic. Formerly the food and wine critic. Has reviewed books on entertaining, wine, food, and cooking. He highlighted 30 food-related books in a November 1999 article and 6 wine books in another article. In June 2002, he featured a book on men’s health (1/11).
Susan Wloszczyna, Movie Critic. In October 1998, she reviewed a book by movie director Ethan Coen. Interviewed Wyck Godfrey, producer of the Twilight movies (1/11).
Brian Mansfield, Country Music Critic, also gospel. Interviewed Richard Rushfield, author of American Idol: The Untold Story (1/11).
Marco R della Cava, Pop Music Critic. Interviewed actress Betty White, author of a memoir If You Ask Me (5/11)
Steve Jones, Soul and Hip-Hop Music Critic. Also DVDs (5/11)
Edna Gunderson, Folk and Pop Music Critic (5/11)
Elyse Gardner, Rock Music Critic; also theater (5/11)
Robert Bianco, TV Critic, TV Previews (5/11)
Jayme Deerwester, TV Reporter (5/11)
Gary Levin, TV Reporter (1/11)
Bill Keveney, TV Reporter. Reviewed Dick Van Dyke’s memoir My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business (4/11).
Craig Wilson, Reporter, The Final Word. Email: email@example.com. Personal observations, humor. Also writes many book reviews and does some interviews. Interviewed novelist Joyce Carol Oates (2/11). A sampling of his book reviews (5/11):
1/11: Erin Bried, author of How to Build a Fire (interview)
Sam Irvin’s bio Kay Thompson
Greg Lawrence’s bio Jackie as Editor
William Kuhn’s bio Reading Jackie
4/11: Featured 9 books written by singers and actors
Sharon Peters, Columnist, Pet Talk. Web: http://pets.usatoday.com. Interviewed G G Hall, author of Hershey: A Tale of a Curious House Rabbit (1/11). Wrote a series about pets and their care (5/11).
Pat Khuly, Columnist, Vet’s Views. Weekly column on small-animal pets Also writes for the Miami Herald (she lives in Miami) – (1/11).
Beauty and Style: Shine
Cindy Joseph, Beauty Reporter, Shine
Joanna Coles, Beauty Reporter, Shine
Health, Fitness, and Nutrition
Nanci Hellmich, Nutrition and Fitness Editor. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In January 2000, she did an article on diets and fat-loss books. In June 2000, she did an article on Howard Shapiro’s Picture Perfect Weight. Wrote an article on nutrition where she quoted Dawn Blatner, author of The Flexitarian Diet, and Jessie Price, author of EatingWell 500-Calories Dinnes (1/11). Interviewed 5 authors to get summer shape-up tips (4/11).
Janice Lloyd, Health Reporter; also gardening and bugs (5/11)
Anita Manning, Health Reporter. Writes about health and aging (2/11).
Gail Sheehy, Columnist, New Passages. Twice-monthly column covers health, aging, caregiving, etc. (2/11).
Kim Painter, Columnist, 5 Ways. Email: email@example.com. Has written about health and wellness since 1987. Her twice-monthly 5 Ways column covers 5 ways to be grateful, 5 ways to relax, 5 ways to minimize acne breakouts, 5 ways to celebrate your beauty, etc. (1/11). Also is writing a parenting series (2/11).
Kim O’Donnel, Columnist, Family Kitchen. Twice-monthly column from a cookbook author and food journalist. Covers cooking and health (1/11).
Rita Rubin, Reporter. Covers the drug industry for the news section (1/11).
Liz Szabo, Reporter. Wrote articles on autism and car seat safety for kids. Wrote about Mary Tyler Moore’s brain surgery (5/11).
Karen Walrond, Blogger. Web: http://ownit.usatoday.com
Dan Vergano, Science Reporter, Science Snapshot. In June 2000, Dan did an article on Robert Park and his book, Voodoo Science. In December 2000, he reviewed three science books for studious readers. Featured Mike Brown, author of How I Killed Pluto, in an article on dwarf planets (1/11).
Elizabeth Weise, Science Reporter. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Covers health, nutrition, the environment, etc. (5/11).
Travel & Destinations
Jayne Clark, Travel Reporter, Destinations. Email: email@example.com. In November 1999, she did an interview with Jerry Hopkins about his book, Strange Foods: Bush Meat, Bats, and Butterflies (5/11).
Laura Bly, Travel Reporter, Destinations. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In December 2000, she did an interview with Bill Bryson, author of The Best American Travel Writing. In August 2001, she asked Robert and Barbara Decker for the 10 best places to get the lowdown on lava (from their book on Volcanoes in America’s National Park (5/11).
Kitty Bean Yancey, Travel Reporter, Destinations. Also covers restaurants and food. She mentioned Speaking Vegetarian in a December, 1999 Travel Savvy column (5/11).
Gene Sloan, Columnist, The Cruise Log. Email: email@example.com. Covers the cruise industry. In 2001, he interviewed author R.L. Jones, author of Dino Safari: Fun Places for Adults and Children to Learn about Dinosaurs, with a list of the top ten dinosaur places (1/11).
Linda Burbank, Columnist, Traveler’s Aide. Answers reader consumer travel questions (1/11).
Roger Yu, Reporter, The Digital Traveler. About social media, Internet, etc. resources for the traveler.
Sarah Sekula, Travel Reporter, 10 Places… The Friday paper features a section on 10 great places … to grow into the new year, haunted places across the US, places to get the royal treatment, etc. (1/11).
Larry Bleiberg, Travel Reporter, 10 Places… Interviewed Tim Leffel, author of The World’s Cheapest Destinations for 10 great places for fine bargains in 2011 (1/11). Interviewed Dave Baldwin, Thrillist.com editor on 10 great places to get a big burrito. Interviewed Country Living magazine editor Jourdan Crouch on 10 great places for a rural haycation (5/11).