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Dawn Reiss

Freelance Writer — Freelance
Covers:  Travel, business, sports, finance, education, news, features, Chicago, food, education, technology, entrepreneurs, solutions-oriented topics, and more.
Doesn't Cover: music, beauty, shopping.

Chicago journalist. Bylines include @USNewsMoney @AFAR @Fortunemag @CivilEats @TIME @TheAtlantic @UsaTodayTravel Killer ravioli maker @ASJAHQ #binder Carpe diem

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I'm a versatile writer, reporter and editor. I\'m known for breaking news, writing travel stories, business profiles and in-depth features, but throw any subject at me and I'll make it accurate, interesting and relevant. I've written for TIME magazine/Time.com, ADAR,Reuters, USA Today, Chicago T...

Have you ever used a typewriter?


How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

phone or email. Just make it good, short and to the point. Only the important stuff not the fluff.

Why did you become a journalist?

For so many countless reasons.

Social Justice News Nexus Fellowship

2016 - Social Justice
Will be working on a 6-month fellowship (2016-2017) via Northwestern's SJNN program where I will be supervising 3-4 graduate students for a massive reporting project on food inequities.

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2010 - Best Breaking News
Peter Lisagor Award for Best Breaking News Story for a Time.com piece about trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Award is administered by the Chicago Headline Club, the largest SPJ chapter in the U.S.