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Liz Suman is currently a research editor for Playboy. From 2006-2016, Liz worked as a freelance journalist who contributed regularly to Vanity Fair features focusing on business, crime and entertainment. Past and recent subjects include Quentin Tarantino, Rupert Murdoch, Harper Lee, Whitney Houston, Bernard Madoff, Michael Jackson, David Letterman, Charlie Sheen, Tiger Woods, the Oscar Pistorious murder investigation, the Sony hacking scandal, and the Hatton Gardens jewel heist.

For the last decade, Suman has written for a variety of print and online publications including AOL News, TIME, Inc., The  Science Channel, The Baltimore Brew, Seattle Business Magazine, About.com, Business Insider, PayScale, Total Beauty and The Daily Beast, where she covered film and television premieres as an entertainment reporter.

Suman continues to regularly contribute to non-fiction book projects as a writer, ghostwriter, editor, researcher and fact checker. Past titles include The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter (Viking, 2011), Kris Jenner…and All Things Kardashian (Simon & Schuster, 2011) and Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa (Random House, 2009), a nonfiction release about the life and murder of wildlife conservationist Joan Root.

In addition to editorial work, Suman provides custom copywriting and marketing services to private clients in real estate, art, business, beauty and fashion. Past and current clients include the Corcoran Group, Caldwell Banker, the Northwest Literacy Foundation, BeBiotin, How-To Hair Girl, Stateside Bushwick and The Rising States.

Since 2010, Suman has served as the communications director for Klughaus New York, a creative agency representing fine artists with roots in street art and graffiti. She has been a curator for Art Primo in Seattle since 2014, and regularly guest curates murals, special exhibits and installations for other galleries and commercial clients around the U.S.

In 2008, Suman co-founded the New York City Type-Off™, a bi-annual typing competition for east coast typewriter enthusiasts.

Suman grew up in Seattle and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in writing and sociology from New York University before going on to complete a master’s certification in publishing from the Columbia Publishing Course at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.