My name is Amanda Marrazzo. I have been a professional journalist for more than 20 years. I have written hundreds of news and feature stories, typed zillions of words for an array of major newspapers – Life Newspapers, Waukesha Freeman, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Indianapolis Star, and for the last ten-plus years the Chicago Tribune.
I have written many feature stories for various regional magazines – Indianapolis Woman, St. Charles and St. Charles Business Magazine in St. Charles County in Missouri. I also have been a regular feature contributor to Lake County Magazine, McHenry County Magazine and Kane County Magazine.
Career highlights so far, have included being invited as a return guest on WGN Radio’s Bill Moller weekend show to discuss various personal columns featured in Chicago Tribune. Another notable experience was working as an on-air consultant for ABC News 20/20 for the hourlong news feature “Mystery on Johnsburg Road.”
Life is a patchwork of stories and I have been fortunate to help tell many of those stories.