About Donna Balancia
Working extensively with tourism leaders during her world travels through Asia, Europe and Polynesia, Donna helped strategize innovative forms of cooperative communications ventures with news outlets, and analyzed how to move news articles, photographs and video across a variety of platforms.
Donna has studied California’s evolution and works in Los Angeles with the top news organizations. She was part of a consulting team that launched corporate Web sites for a variety of specialty media, including those for entertainment, lifestyle and business niches.
In the late 1990s, Donna traveled the Far East to cover global industry and produce new stories, transmitting culture, entertainment and business and technology stories from Shanghai, and Hangzhou, China; Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia as well as Hong Kong and Macau.
Donna’s articles covering California’s technology and biotechnology sectors earned her praise from editors and a roster of corporate technology clients. Her articles and photographshave run in The New York Post, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, the Associated Press, United Press International, BusinessWeek, Tribune Co. and USA Today.
Apart from her writing and photography awards and accolades, Donna has won recognition for her media consulting endeavors, her charity work, and special projects.