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TJ Sullivan is a national award-winning writer and author.
A former staff reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexican, The Albuquerque Tribune, and the Ventura County (CA) Star, he's also written for NBC Universal, the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News and the preeminent public affairs website LA Observed.
Sullivan's writing has been recognized with many national honors, including the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award, the second-oldest national journalism award after the Pulitzer Prize. Other state and national accolades include first-place awards from Best of the West, the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors (now known as the Society for Features Journalism), the Associated Press News Executive Council and the Los Angeles Press Club.
A proud University of Kentucky alumnus, Sullivan was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 2006. He is also an alumnus of the American Press Institute, and a former journalism fellow at the Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism (now known as the Knight Digital Media Center) at USC.
Sullivan has been frequently sought as an informative and entertaining speaker on the craft of writing, the art of investigative reporting, and the intricacies of government. His presentations have been featured at national conferences conducted by both The Poynter Institute and the Society of Professional Journalists. While a reporter for The Albuquerque Tribune in the mid 1990s, Sullivan frequently appeared on that city's esteemed public-affairs program Dyson & Company, which aired weekly on NBC-affiliate station KOB-TV.
Sullivan has taught journalism courses and coached writers at UCLA's award-winning student newspaper, the Daily Bruin. He's taught as a part-time faculty member in the Journalism Department at California State University, Northridge. And, in 2006, SPJ selected him to advise participants in The Working Press, an internship program for college-level student journalists.
Sullivan is currently at work on another book. He does media consulting on referral only, lectures, shoots photographs and publishes as an independent journalist.
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