Writer and editor
Liz Spikol is a reporter and editor with more than 20 years experience in journalism, from digital startups to legacy print publications. An award-winning writer who has been profiled in The New York Times, among other outlets, she is a seasoned newsroom manager who also specializes in conceiving and launching new online products. Reporting beats include mental health, politics, Jewish community, sexual assault, cities and the built environment.
Spikol is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and for media outlets. She also does storytelling performance and was one of the featured subjects in the documentary film "Of Two Minds." She is the editorial director of Maryland-based Mid-Atlantic Media, a columnist for Philadelphia magazine and a contributor to the Philadelphia Inquirer's opinion section.
Spikol received a B.A. in creative writing from Oberlin College, and an M.A. in comparative literature from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in Philadelphia.