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Joe Cortez

Columbus, OH
Freelance Travel Writer — Freelance
Covers:  travel, airlines, commercial aviation, destinations, credit, personal finance

I used to be on TV. Now I write about #travel & personal #finance. @AboutTravel & @FlyerTalk. Opinions solely mine.

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@JoeCortez — 2,913 followers, 16,869 tweets

Sep 25, 2017

RT @HotelRatePRO: Hello #travel Twitter! HotelRatePRO is online and wants to help you save money with every booking! #myfirstTweet

Sep 25, 2017

I would want to be the “Consul-General of Dopeness,” but in reality I’m probably the “Untraditional Degenerate.” 

Sep 23, 2017

@MtACast 0-3, followed by a 1-1 performance. Dropped after my opponent was a jerk. I think it’s time to explore a new game. 😞

Sep 22, 2017

@poppupwriter @Wendys Yes, I said it. I don’t like IPAs, and I don’t like Frosties. But @Wendys is my go-to place for hamburgers. (But @innoutburger is better)

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Assignment Editor - KCOY/KKFX Television in Santa Maria, CA.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

I love typewriters! I occasionally write my personal notes on typewriters, because they are much more intimate than electronic type.

How is social media changing news?

Social media is allowing citizens to be part of the journalism discussion. For the first time, the people get to say what is truly important