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Lisa Kaplan Gordon is an award-winning writer, reporter and video producer who has earned two Pulitzer Prize nominations and three National Headliners Awards.


  • Two Pulitzer Prize nominations. Three-time winner of the National Headliners Award for Consistently Excellent Feature Writing.
  • Health and Parenting writer for Yahoo!
  • Personal finance writer for AOL’s Daily Finance and Goal Investor.
  • Celebrity real estate reporter/writer AOL Real Estate and Yahoo!
  • Video producer, writer and on-camera talent.
  • Content provider for AOL,,,, Popular Mechanics, Consumer Chronicle. Freelance writer for Washingtonian Magazine, Redbook Magazine, USA Today, Us Weekly.
  • Adjunct Journalism Instructor, State University of New York at Purchase, New York; Fairfield University, Connecticut.


Take a look at Lisa Kaplan Gordon's online portfolio of stories.

Gordon has written, produced and starred in weekly video reviews of As Seen On TV products for AOL. Her reviews were frequently featured on AOL's Welcome Screen and have received more than 10 million page views.

Swivel Sweeper         Shoedini               NuWave Oven Pro

Gordon also has made videos for and the Consumer Chronicle. Take a look at her video: How to Help a Snake Slither Out of Your Home.

Gordon was a principal blogger for and worked for the Gannett Company for 20 years as a national features writer, Homes editor and entertainment columnist. During her freelance career, Gordon's work has appeared in such national outlets as USA Today, Washingtonian Magazine and Redbook Magazine.

Gordon's areas of expertise include:

  • Real estate
  • Home improvement
  • Home maintenance
  • Relationships
  • Cultural trends
  • Human interest stories
  • Parenting
  • Celebrity profiles
  • ADHD and other learning disabilities
  • Home construction and renovation
  • Fishing
  • Gardening

Gordon is author of “29 Ways to Write Anything Better,” an E-guide to better writing. She is creator and instructor of POWER WRITING, a corporate seminar and class she has conducted for The National Conference of State Legislatures, Center for Science in the Public Interest and Greer Margolis Mitchell Burns Agency. 

Gordon has taught writing and journalism at Fairfield University in Connecticut and at the State University of New York at Purchase. She also works as a private writing coach for children, adults and corporations. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, investigative reporter Greg Gordon, and their son, Ben. 

Gordon offers the following services:

    • Reporting and writing news and feature stories for print and online media.
    • Corporate training in writing.
    • Private coaching.

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Lisa Kaplan Gordon articles

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Whoops! Florida House With Ocean Views Built on Wrong Lot (AOL Real Estate)
While He Convalesced, Long Island Town Torn Down His House (Yahoo! Real Estate)

Guess What This Video Is Really Selling (AOL Real Estate)

Want to Rent An Apartment? Don’t Forget Your Pet’s Resume (AOL Real Estate)


Avoid These 7 Restaurant Rip-Offs (Daily Finance)

Does Money Make Us Happy? Yes. No. Maybe (Daily Finance)

Charlie Hebdo Tragedy Generates Market for Collectibles (Daily Finance)

GoDaddy Pulls Super Bowl Ad After Animal Lovers Howl (Daily Finance)


Surgery Could Give Men Wombs of Their Own Within 5 Years (Yahoo Health)

In ISIS-Controlled Territories, Forcing Women to Cover Up Has Deep Psychological Effects (Yahoo Health)

Before the Vaccine: My Memory of Measles (Care2)

The Right Clothes Can Help You Shed Pounds (Care2)
How Frequently Should We Shower?
Talking To Your Car is as Distracting as You'd Think


Smoking for the Hell of It (The Fix)

Back to School: Unforgettable Lessons from the Third Grade (McLean Patch)

Bombed: The Power of 4-Letter Words (McLean Patch)


Gay Sailor Murder Investigation

Corporate Titans Travel With Teddy Bears

Melodies of Summer Stir Memories

Stories from a Love Laboratory 

Gordon's usage has been sited in dictionaries

Couples Wage Bedtime Battles

How Can I Tell if He Loves Me?