Liz Taurasi is the Associate Editorial Director for Patch in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. An award-winning editor and reporter, hyper-local community journalism has been Liz's passion for as far back as she can remember. In her 20+ year journalism career, Liz has worked for several community newspapers, wrote opinion pieces, columns, managed sections of a daily newspaper and managed a group of weekly newspapers in south suburban Boston. A winner of two first place New England Press Association Awards for her reporting and column writing, Liz is also proud to be a member of a team which captured two FOLIO Eddie Gold Awards, including one for online content, as well as a Jesse H. Neal Award. After a four-year stint in magazine publishing, as executive editor for Reed Business Information's Design News, Liz is back to her roots and looking forward to working with some of the brightest local editors New England has to offer!