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Liza Donnelly

Cartoonist and writer, The New Yorker and CBS News

Residing in New York, Liza Donnelly is a writer and award-winning cartoonist with The New Yorker Magazine and resident cartoonist for CBS News. Her drawings and writing can also be seen in The New York Times, Medium, Forbes, Politico and other major publications.

Liza is the creator of a new digital visual reporting/editorial style of cartooning called live-drawing. She was the first cartoonist to be granted access on-location to live-draw the Academy Awards, also attending the Grammys, Tonys, the 2016 Democratic National Convention and more. Her innovative approach to reporting and commenting on events has been covered by CBS News, NBC News, Adweek, USA Today and People magazine.

Liza travels extensively and has received several international awards for her editorial cartoons. An accomplished public speaker, she has been a cultural envoy for the US State Department, travelling the world to speak about freedom of speech and women’s rights.  Her TED talk was translated into 38 languages and viewed more than 1m times.

Along with her husband Michael Maslin, she was profiled on CBS Sunday Morning, and has been a guest on numerous podcasts, television and radio shows, as well as being interviewed for many publications.

Liza is the recipient of an honorary PhD from the University of Connecticut and taught at Vassar College and the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She is the author/editor of 18 books. Her latest book, Women On Men, was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Liza is also a charter member of the international project Cartooning for Peace.

Image: Eric Korenman

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