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About Tina Traster

Iíve been a published writer since 1987. My essays, articles and columns have appeared in more than 40 publications including The New York Post, The New York Times, The Bergen Record, The Journal News, The Asbury Park Press, Time Out New York, Crain's New York Business, Inside Magazine and New Jersey Monthly, themomegg.com.

During a ten-year newspaper career in New Jersey, I covered everything: environmental battles, politics, breaking news, tragedies, oddball features. In my reporting, one thing remains consistent: a sharp eye for the human condition. My fascination with the heart and soul is what led me to become a journalist in the first place.

I turned my keen observer skills inward in 2005 when I relocated from Manhattan to a New York suburb. Since then Iíve been writing a monthly column called ĎBurb Appealí for The New York Post that chronicles my experiences in suburbia.

I am currently at work on a memoir.

I also contribute regularly to The New Yorkís Postís Thursday real estate section and I write two monthly business columns for Crain's New York Business.  I wrote both a real estate and personal money column for Inside Magazine, which is published by The Jewish Exponent.

Other publications Iíve written for include Family Circle, Parade, Ski Magazine, Business Traveler, American Holiday & Life, Elegant Bride, Country Inn Magazine, World, American Demographics, Fancy Food, Wit, Audubon, Animal Watch, New Jersey Savvy Living and Boca Raton Magazine.

I won the 1996 Garden State Association of Black Journalists second-place award for coverage of the fatal shooting of an African-American youth, and was part of the team that won the 1994 New Jersey Press Association first place award for enterprise reporting on a youth killed in a freak sinkhole accident.

I live in a New York Hudson River town with my husband, daughter and cats.

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