Liz Tracy was raised in the county of Dade but currently lives in Washington, D.C. She works as a journalist, editor, copywriter, ghostwriter, and grant writer.
She began writing on the internet in 2007 and established the websites Miami, Bro and The Heat Lightning, which explored Miami’s art, music, and nightlife scenes. Since, she’s written for many national publications, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Glamour, and Refinery29. She is also a longtime contributor to Miami New Times.
Liz currently works as a copywriter at Planned Parenthood and Barry University. She is senior writer and researcher at Impact Politics, working for progressive causes and elected officials. She is also an associate at New York City-based HighWay Grants. In the past, she worked as a full-time grant writer at Miami Children’s Museum, Miami City Ballet, and Pérez Art Museum Miami.
She spent three years as music editor at New Times Broward Palm Beach and three more as managing editor of the print edition of the quarterly, Tom Tom, a magazine about female and non-binary drummers. She was weekend news editor at Inverse, covered technology and parenting for an Intel-sponsored pop-up site on Gizmodo called Catapult, addressed breaking fashion news for W magazine, and contributed researched guides to Great Big Story.
She has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. Liz taught writing and advocacy classes at Florida International University, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, and Boston’s Grub Street. She has also ghostwritten several books for Story Terrace.
You may have seen her as the interviewer in a viral video that was featured on Real Time with Bill Maher, MTV, and Comedy Central.