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Diana Reese

Diana Reese is an award-winning journalist, writer and editor with more than 500 articles published in magazines and newspapers and on the Web. She has specialized in health and medical issues and now writes primarily on politics, women’s issues and relationships.

Her articles have appeared on the websites of The Washington Post, Parents, Family Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal and Better Homes & Gardens magazines, on Yahoo! Shine, and in print in Woman’s World, American Health, Contemporary Long Term Care, The Kansas City Star and other magazines and newspapers. She was a contributing writer to The Duke Encyclopedia of New Medicine (Rodale) and other book projects. She’s also written greeting card sentiments, packaging copy and blog posts.

Before embarking on her freelance career, Diana worked as an editor, first at Missouri Life magazine and then as a senior editor at Whittle Communication where she supervised Dental Health Adviser, SkinCare and Funnnies (yes, it has three n’s). She launched the company’s first international publication, an English-French version of Dental Health Adviser, in Canada.

Her interest in medical writing was sparked when she did media relations for the University of Missouri Schools of Medicine and Nursing. Her media releases resulted in placements around the world, including radio interviews in Great Britain and Australia with MU faculty members. Her feature packages on organ donation and skin cancer topped more than 100 local and national placements (back in the days before things went viral on the Internet).

Diana’s cover story on Alzheimer’s disease for Contemporary Long Term Care was a finalist for the Jesse H. Neal Award in feature writing. Her work as editor of the University of Missouri’s faculty/staff newspaper and her media packages won numerous awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Diana earned her bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri. She spent a semester in Paris, France where she studied at the Alliance Française. She paid for college with scholarships and part-time work.