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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.

  • May 20, 2015

    • The Ingenuity Project has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation to bring supplemental STEM programming to 500 high-achieving Baltimore middle-school students. Ingenuity provides about 530 of Baltimore’s advanced 6-12th graders with a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum and is hosted by three Baltimore City middle schools – Mount Royal, Hamilton, Roland […]

  • May 19, 2015

  • May 18, 2015

    • The height of the “home-away-from-home” social networking season is happening right now for Baltimore developers and a reduced flock of city officials in Las Vegas. In recent years, the International Council of Shopping Centers’ four-day RECon convention, which began yesterday, has become a magnet for local officeholders seeking to rub shoulders and share drinks with […]

  • May 14, 2015

  • May 13, 2015

    • The city’s economic arm has announced a “Baltimore Business Recovery Fund” to aid businesses that suffered property damage or inventory losses during the April 27 riot. The goal is to raise $15 million, William H. Cole, president of the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), said today. The money will be used to fund zero-interest loans of […]

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