Roy Rivenburg on Muck Rack

Roy Rivenburg

Southern California
Freelance Writer and Editor — Freelance

Writer, editor, humorist. Former L.A. Times staffer and syndicated columnist.

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The grandson of an Arizona rancher and a New Mexico soldier of fortune, Roy Rivenburg is a journalist and satirist whose work has appeared in the L.A. Times,, Travel & Leisure magazine, Sacramento Bee, L.A. Weekly, Washington Post,, Reader's Digest and numerous oth...


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What story are you most proud of writing or working on?

Exposing the phony war stories of celebrity language instructor Michel Thomas.


Penney-Missouri Lifestyle Awards

2001 - First Place - Short Feature
"A Phrase That Turns Routine Acts into Acts of War"

Society of Professional Journalists - San Diego chapter

1990 - Investigative Reporting - First Place
"The World of PSI"