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Liz Nelson

Liz Nelson

VP, Strategic Content Marketing
Gannett & USA Today Network
United States
Class 20
About 

Liz Nelson works to bring bigger, younger, audiences to the USA TODAY NETWORK across platforms – from social and mobile engagement to in-real-life events, including developing strategic plans for emerging content platforms like newsletters and podcasts that both deliver unique, desirable content and monetization.

A long-time journalist, Liz previously built audience engagement at The Washington Post and America Online. Liz is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where she majored in English and minored in medieval studies. She loves 60s-era ska and garage music, mid-century design and her elementary school-aged son, Desmond. 

Bio 

Feb. 2017 – present - VP, Content Marketing. Gannett/USA TODAY NETWORK

Jan. 2015 – Jan. 2017 - Senior Director, Audience Engagement, Gannett/USA TODAY NETWORK 

Aug. 2012 – Dec. 2014 - Managing Editor, The Desert Sun

2006-2011 - Celebritology columnist, The Washington Post

2001 – 2006 - Executive Producer, Live Online, The Washington Post

1998-2000 - Programming Manager, AOL News