FREELANCE JOURNALIST (1985-present). Specializing in the arts, biography, and spiritual and social issues. Credits include American Film, Architectural Digest, ARTnews, City (Paris), Domus (Milan), Elle, Elle Décor, Fodor’s, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Hyperallergic, International Herald Tribune, LA Times, The Manipulator (Berlin), Mother Jones, NY Daily News, O, the Oprah Magazine, Tu Ciudad Los Angeles, Whole Life Times, many others. Currently a Contributing Writer for Hip Latina.

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FREELANCE EDITOR (1985-present). Edits award-winning fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books on the arts, humanities, and spiritual/social issues for Shambhala Publications, Sounds True, University of New Mexico Press, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Museum of New Mexico Press, University of Arizona Press, Arte Público Press, and independent authors. Past clients: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (former Associate Editor, EMMY magazine), California Magazine, LA County Museum of Art, Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc., Knapp Communications/Bon Appetit, Tu Ciudad Los Angeles, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, others.

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recently edited books

BLOGGER (2010-2012). Creator, writer, and curator of Holy Waters: A Blog About Diving into the Numinous (2011-2012), focusing on all things watery and featuring Diana’s writings and photography and the work of invited guest painters, photographers, poets, filmmakers, and musicians. Contributor to Ms. Magazine blog (2011) and Santa Fe Literary News (2010-2011).

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Holy Waters: A Blog About Diving into the Numinous

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY MAGAZINE (1993-1996). Trans-formed nonprofit newsletter into full-color, advertising-supported newsstand monthly for the international film community. Assigned articles; supervised editors, writers, and designers; laid out magazine; did photo research; edited and proofread all copy; performed press checks. Represented International Documentary Association at Sundance Film Festival and other international film events. National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient.

AUTHOR, KOVACSLAND: A BIOGRAPHY OF ERNIE KOVACS (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990). Critically acclaimed biography of pioneering 1950s TV comedian who influenced David Letterman, Garry Shandling, and Saturday Night Life. Author interviews on Good Morning America, Larry King Live!, and CBS Nightwatch with Charlie Rose. Variety called Kovacsland “the sort of serious treatment great television artists deserve.”

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Kovacsland: A Biography of Ernie Kovacs

The Ernie Kovacs Blog: An Interview with Diana Rico

ART & ARCHITECTURE WRITER, LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS (1984-1986). Interviewed artists, architects, designers, gallery owners, and curators and reported on exhibitions, practitioners, and trends for major metropolitan daily.

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Photograph: Cover, Kovacsland: A Biography of Ernie Kovacs by Diana Rico.