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Liz Suman is a senior editor at Playboy magazine and a regular contributor to Playboy.com.

Liz has been a journalist since 2006, contributing research and reporting to Vanity Fair features involving business, crime and entertainment.  Liz worked on the magazine’s primary coverage of the Tiger Woods and Bernard Madoff scandals, the Oscar Pistorious murder and Sony hacking investigations, and many others. Other subjects included Michael Jackson, David Letterman, Charlie Sheen, Rupert Murdoch, Whitney Houston, Harper Lee and Quentin Tarantino.

In the past decade, Liz has also written for TIME, Inc., AOL News, The Discovery 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.

She has contributed to a number of books and memoirs as a ghostwriter, writer, editor and researcher, including: 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, Liz has a decade of experience copywriting for private companies and individuals from the real estate, art, business, beauty, hospitality and fashion industries. Clients have included Corcoran, Coldwell Banker, the Northwest Literacy Foundation, BeBiotin and The Rising States.

From 2009 to 2016, Liz served as the director of communications for Klughaus New York, a gallery and creative agency representing fine artists with roots in street art and graffiti. She has curated exhibits for Art Primo in Seattle since 2014, and has curated or produced murals, special exhibits and installations for galleries and brands around the country, including DKNY, Max Fish, Bud Light and Vulcan Industries. In 2008, Liz co-founded the New York City Type-Off™, an annual typing competition for east coast typewriter enthusiasts.

Liz grew up in Seattle and moved to New York City when she was 18. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in writing and sociology from New York University and earned a master’s certification in publishing from the Columbia Publishing Course at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She currently lives in Los Angeles.