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.
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