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Skylar Simmons
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Accomplished award-winning, nationally distributed journalist with a solid history of writing, blogging, public speaking and social media expertise. Excellent communication skills and track record in supervising teen interns. 
Writer, Blogger, Columnist, Speaker Jun 2009Present Freelance Journalist Broward County, FL

  • Writer of a nationally distributed column and blog, The Work Life Balancing Act, which originates weekly in The Miami Herald and appears in hundreds of newspapers across the country
  • Contributor to Money Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Florida Trend and The Miami Herald's Business Monday, Business and Lifestyle Sections
  • Co-Author of Raising Teens Blog with more than 5,000 subscribers
  • Author of a weekly work-life blog for benefits giant, Ceridian LifeWorks
  • Paid Public Speaker and frequent radio guest on workplace, work-life, and leadership topics
  • Social media specialist including publisher of monthly e-newsletter, creator of WordPress websites, and Twitter user with more than 3,000 followers
Columnist/Reporter/Business Writer Jun 1993Jun 2009 The Miami Herald Miami , FL
  • Business reporter covering areas such as real estate, public companies, small business and women-owned businesses
  • Columnist on workplace and work life issues
  • Writer of weekly law column for Business Monday
  • Launched one of the first blogs and Twitter accounts for The Miami Herald 
  • Appeared on behalf of The Miami Herald as a weekly contributor for the morning newscast of CBS 4/My 33 
Reporter Apr 1989May 1993 Daily Business Review Miami, FL
  • Business Reporter covering Business, Law and Real Estate in South Florida

Bachelor of Science : Journalism and Mass Communications May 1986 University of Florida Gainesville, FL

  • Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards Judge (5 years, Categories include Business, New Media, Journalism)
  • Board Member, Indian Ridge PTO (9 years, chair of school's fundraiser for last 3 years, volunteer coordinator for 4 years)
  • Essay Editor for high school seniors' college applications (students accepted to top-ranked colleges including Brown University, MIT, Stanford University, Emory University and University of Florida)
  • Board Member, Women Executive Leadership (Steered organization direction, Vice President of Communications, produced monthly newsletter, maintained social media accounts, supervised interns )
  • Business Awards Judge, Broward County's National Association of Women Business Owners, South Miami Chamber of Commerce.
  • Communications Committee, Debbie's Dream Foundation/Curing Stomach Cancer
  • First Place, General Excellence in Business Writing, Florida Press Club
  • Excellence in Communications Award, Debbie's Dream Foundation
  • National Association of Women Business Owners, Media Honoree 
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Previous Companies:

  • Freelance Journalist
  • The Miami Herald
  • Daily Business Review

Previous Job Positions:

  • Writer
  • Blogger
  • Columnist
  • Speaker
  • Reporter


  • University of Florida

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science

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