Hi. I’m Gloria.

I’m a journalist based, for now, in Tahoe City, California. I write longform features and essays about sports, culture, characters, and communities, particularly in the mountain west. I love to dive into complex topics (ranging from affordable housing to artificial intelligence to drinking culture) and find narratives that humanize and untangle these issues. I’m also drawn to emotional stories about people that unveil some surprising truth about the world.

My stories have won awards, been recommended by Longform and Longreads, and been recognized as Best American Essays and Best American Sports Writing notables. Most recently, a feature I wrote won Gold in the News/Investigative Reporting category for the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards. Previously, I was the features editor for Outside Magazine, and I’m still a contributing editor there. My byline also appears in The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, BICYCLING, Runner’s World, 5280, and other publications. When I’m not writing, I’m up in the mountains, skiing or riding my mountain bike.

Email me at liuglo@gmail.com. To otherwise connect, follow me on Twitter @thats_my_line.

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