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Elisabeth Sereda

Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, Elisabeth Sereda got an early start on her career as a radio DJ at age 15. She had her first article, on the 1980’s Peace Movement, published when she was 16 years old, and for the next five years worked in Vienna as a print, radio and TV reporter in news and entertainment with an emphasis on music and film. At 18, she was the first European journalist to interview Yoko Ono after John Lennon’s passing. Her articles appeared in German Cosmopolitan, Kurier and on Austrian radio.

Sereda moved to L.A. at 21 and began specializing in film journalism, continuing in broadcast media for ORF and Ö3, Austrian national public service broadcasters. She also had articles published in Austrian newspapers Kurier and Krone, specialized film magazines like SKIP magazine as well as several others in Austria and Germany.

She is the author of two non-fiction books “Starporträt” (1999) and “Hollywood Backstage” (2007).

Sereda has been nominated for the International Media Award by the Publicists Guild numerous times.

She currently writes for the daily Kurier, the magazine Funke One and the broadcast corporation ORF.