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Elizabeth Landau

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Los Angeles
Freelance Science Writer — Freelance
Covers:  psychology, science, evolution, cancer, astrophysics, astronomy, neuroscience, allergies, health, the universe, infectious disease

NASA JPL media specialist. @NASA_Dawn. Freelance writer. Former @CNN reporter. Likes pi. @Princeton & @Columbia grad. Views are my own. RTs ≠ endorsements.

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Biography

Elizabeth Landau is a freelance writer and communications specialist living in the Los Angeles area. She is a media relations specialist for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and contributes to New Scientist and other publications. Before that, she was a writer/producer at CNN.com from 2008 to 2014...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first newspaper internship was at the Pasadena Star-News in Pasadena, California. I covered arts & entertainment.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Email is best.

Who do you wish followed you?

Hugh Jackman.

Awards

NLGJA

2012 - 1st place award for HIV/AIDS reporting
Shared 1st place award for series of profiles on people living with HIV/AIDS today who received diagnoses in different decades. 1980s: http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/05/25/edmund.white.hiv.aids/index.html 1990s: http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/06/01/scruggs.hiv.aids/index.html

American Society of Anesthesiologists

2009 - Media Award
Won for coverage of anesthesia in relation to Michael Jackson's death.