A seasoned professional journalist with more than twenty years of experience with top-tier news service organizations, Nancy Churnin is currently a senior features writer for the Dallas Morning News, specializing in kids entertainment, family, lifestyles and health.
Before joining the Dallas Morning News, she served as an award-winning theater critic for the San Diego edition of the Los Angeles Times and reported on theater with local connections from Russia and New York.
She developed skills in writing for children as an assistant editor at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, specializing in the development of a children’s encyclopedia.
Always interested in learning, Nancy has traveled across the world, visiting England, Ireland, France, Russia, Poland, Italy, Czechoslavakia, Austria, Germany and Israel. Her travels began shortly after college with a Radcliffe externship to study with writer Ann McCaffrey in Ireland, followed by studies at Pardes Institute in Jerusalem.
Specialties:Kids entertainment and health concerns, including expertise in children’s books. The authors I’ve profiled include: Maurice Sendak, Steven Kellogg, Laura Numeroff, Lois Lowry, Patricia McLachlan, Rick Riordan, Judy Blume, Barbara Park, Jenny Nimmo, Christopher Paolini, Louis Sachar, Barbara Park and Jamie Lee Curtis.