Liesl Bradner is a Los Angeles based journalist. The Pennsylvania native graduated from Florida State University where she began her journalism career as a sports reporter for the local ABC affiliate station and a stint in the communications office of Florida State Education Commissioner Betty Castor. After studying English literature at Cambridge University in England she landed at The Orlando Sentinel before moving to Los Angeles where she worked in the business section at The Los Angeles Times in between acting gigs.
For the past six years she has been a regular contributing writer and editor for The Los Angeles Times covering art, books, photography, and entertainment. Her work has also appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Herald, WWII Magazine and several other publications and blogs.
She has interviewed Madeleine Albright, social activist Julian Bond, “Mad Men,” producer Matt Weiner, Hugh Hefner, publisher Benedikt Taschen, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Leonard Nimoy, several dozen photographers and artists including Larry Fink, Chuck Close, Catherine Opie, Lawrence Schiller and New Yorker cartoonist Barry Blitt to name a few.