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I was born and raised in Los Angeles to immigrant parents who both had successful careers as writers. I live in West Hollywood and work Downtown, and am in a long term, love-hate relationship with this city. Nowhere else is there such a collection of good and bad, high and low, warm weather and terrible traffic. People here can be both inspiring and maddening, sometimes simultaneously. Now is a special time to be in Southern California. The startup scene continues to pick up steam, and legacy media is beginning to embrace the digital revolution rather than ready the pitchforks and torches.
In December I traveled to Nepal for the BBC and trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp, covering the 60th anniversary of the Hillary-Norgay summit. I spent two weeks on the mountain, hiking through ice and glacier, more than 100 miles up to almost 18,000 feet. On Dec. 15 I held the world's highest live Twitter chat, #Everest60. It was the hardest and most rewarding experience of my life and I'm turning the journal I kept into a book. Now that I'm back, I'm looking forward to writing deeper pieces, avoiding the day-to-day 'churnalism' that in many ways is ruining the media. Good journalism and storytelling is about taking the time to ask difficult questions and think deeply.
My work has been published in print, online and on-air for publications that include Mashable, ReadWrite, Marketplace Radio, LA Weekly, SLAM, the Syracuse Post-Standard, Los Angeles magazine, Angeleno and Los Angeles Times Community Newspapers.
I have a BA in creative writing from Pitzer College and a master's degree in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
If you want to get in touch, contact me @adampopescu