Talia Avakian

Multimedia Journalist


About Me

As a multimedia reporter, I specialize in digital, broadcast, and print reporting. 

Currently, I work as a news reporter for Travel + Leisure, where I produce daily content that covers travel, transportation, national lands, travel trends, science, astrology, technology and engineering innovations. 

Features and curated lists are some of the stories I enjoy most, where I can incorporate original photography and videography alongside compelling stories. In addition, I have done a variety of broadcast interviews and created original packages.   

Previously, I have worked as a reporter for Business Insider, BBC Travel, and with NBC’s Today Show, where I worked with the local NBC I-Team to produce an on-air investigative piece regarding how health conditions affect government funded housing policies in New York. 

I have also worked on a centralized news desk at TIME, where I wrote lifestyle, news, and travel content for TIME, Fortune, Money, InStyle, People, Travel + Leisure, and more. 

Some of my favorite topics to explore include hidden natural and man-made wonders, the history behind longstanding establishments and trends that exist today in aviation and beyond, and the business players and entities that shape our current travel market. 

Additionally, a variety of my pieces focus on providing expert advice to those in search of unknown perks and tools they can utilize throughout their journeys. 



Having received a master’s degree in multimedia reporting from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, I am trained in shooting and editing video packages, conducing on-air interviews, and producing stories for both digital and print publications.   

Editing programs I regularly work with include Adobe Premiere CS6, Final Cut, and Avid. I also have my own camera and equipment that I regularly utilize to produce original photographs and videos used in published content.   

For any questions or opportunities to work together, please feel free to contact me at taliaavak@gmail.com