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Elizabeth Suman

Coming to Baltimore as a transplant has allowed me to understand the city in a unique way.

Elizabeth Suman is a freelance journalist who recently declined a high-paying job collecting 2010 data for the United States Census Bureau in order to come to Baltimore and write for The Brew, where she covers crime, housing, culture, and various Baltimore oddities. Suman recently finished providing biographical materials and preliminary interviews for Vanity Fair's features on Bernard Madoff, Clark Rockefeller, David Letterman, and Tiger Woods. She also conducted research for "Wildflower," a recent Random House release about the life and murder of wildlife conservationist Joan Root. When in New York City, Suman is a freelance reporter for The Daily Beast, where she covers film and television premieres. Until recently, she wrote regularly for Nerdabout, Discovery Channel's blog about art and technology in New York City. At The Brew, Suman works hard to cover angles traditional outlets don't always catch, such as the anti-violence efforts of the Waverly neighborhood in response to recent murders. Suman grew up in Seattle and graduated Summa Cum Laude in writing and urban studies from NYU in 2006. Last year, she completed the Columbia Publishing Course at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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