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Liz Engel

Freelance journalist, Cincinnati, OH

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A freelance writer based in the Queen City. I am an experienced journalist and social media manager with a heavy background in business reporting. Clients - past and present - include WCPO.com, Cincy Magazine, RV PRO magazine, the Knoxville News Sentinel, Youthletic, Levy's Leathers and more.

Previously, I served as the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal in Cookeville, Tennessee, a specialty publication targeting business professionals in a micropolitan area of Middle Tennessee. I also worked as a news reporter and features writer for the Herald-Citizen, a daily newspaper in the same town. I got my start as a marketing associate for Averitt Express.

I studied at Tennessee Tech University and graduated summa cum laude in December 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in English-journalism. I was also a four-year starter on the Golden Eagles volleyball team.

I have been awarded a Tennessee Press Association award for investigative reporting and a Kids Count media award from the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth for my writing.

I am a native of Cincinnati and moved back to the motherland for good in 2014. I am currently available for freelance assignments. Contact me at [email protected]

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WCPO
03/12/2018
Love bourbon? New CVG bar and restaurant will highlight Kentucky spirits

A new bourbon-themed restaurant and bar will open at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport this spring. Hop and Cask, an original concept "influenced by the region's distilling heritage and love for bourbon," is scheduled to open in April in Concourse B.

Youthletic
Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields: More great things in the works

The grass has been mowed. The shrubbery mulched. The concession stand stocked. Now the countdown to opening day can truly begin. While April 6 may be the date circled on the calendar for most Cincinnati Reds fans, April 11 is the beginning of the season here. That's when the first pitch of 2015 will be thrown at the Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields in this Butler County town.

WCPO
12/01/2017
CVG CEO Candace McGraw gets contract extension and pay raise

HEBRON, Ky. -- The Kenton County Airport Board made moves this week to compensate its top official, a reflection of the airport's growth and success in 2017. Candace McGraw, CEO at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport since 2011, received a two-year contract extension that will keep her at the helm until Dec.

UC Business Journal
05/12/2017
Former Navy man wants to build tiny homes for homeless vets

Josh Pack isn't trying to be trendy. His plans for a tiny house community in Cookeville aren't built on the latest HGTV craze. There's a much bigger purpose than that. The homes, he hopes, will serve as both short- and long-term housing for homeless vets.

WCPO
08/14/2017
Red Feather Kitchen owners to open sister restaurant in Clifton

CINCINNATI - The owners behind a popular Oakley eatery are planning to open a second restaurant off Ludlow Avenue in Clifton. Red Feather Kitchen's Brad Bernstein and Devon Barrett have taken over the former Harvest Bistro & Wine Bar - previously the site of La Poste and Tink's Cafe - at 3410 Telford St.

WCPO
11/13/2016
Mount Notre Dame falls in state title match

It's a concession speech the Mount Notre Dame Cougars are used to hearing. Just not from this particular side of the aisle. MND (19-11) dropped the state championship match Saturday to Cleveland's Brecksville-Broadview Heights (28-1) in a heartbreaking four-game set at Wright State University's Nutter Center.

WCPO
07/19/2018
Long wait times at baggage claim? Contractor at CVG put on notice

HEBRON, Ky. - A contractor that handles baggage at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is on notice after a recent slew of customer complaints. Trego-Dugan Aviation, which provides ground operations for airlines such as Allegiant, is being monitored by the low-cost carrier, officials said.

WCPO
08/17/2018
Former Springdale golf course to transform into a business park

Plans to transform a former 135-acre golf course in Springdale into a business park are moving forward after the project received a recent influx of funds. The Port will issue up to $7.75 million in tax-exempt TIF revenue bonds to finance public improvements at GE Commerce Park.

Upper Cumberland Business Journal
05/08/2014
Five Facts: An inside look at new CRMC COO Scott Williams

COOKEVILLE - Scott Williams can remember it clearly. The day - or evening, rather, since he was working the night shift as a surgical ICU nurse at an East Tennessee hospital - he knew he wanted a role in administration.

Knoxnews
Orangery may close, but pianist will play on

If Judye Russell Brackner ever wrote a book about her experiences at The Orangery, she'd call it "The Best Seat in the House." For the past 25 years, Brackner has had the bird's-eye view of the countless patrons who have come to dine at the French-flavored Bearden restaurant, sitting front and center and entertaining the various guests with her piano playing.

Youthletic
6 Cincinnati athletes you can feel good about your child looking up to

Like it or not, pro athletes are often seen as role models in the eyes of our youth - increasingly so with the prevalence of social media and 24-hour news cycles. Their likeness is printed on T-shirts, posted on cereal boxes, and used to sell gear from golf clubs to sneakers.

WCPO
07/19/2018
Wunderbar owners to open NY-style deli and bakery in Covington

The team behind Covington's Wunderbar restaurant is adding a second concept to the city's downtown historic district - this time, a New York-style deli, bakery and grocery that they say could be a miniature version of Cincinnati's Findlay Market.

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