David Lanzafame

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Chicago, Illinois
Columbia College, Chicago, St. Xavier University, Chicago
Food History, Recipe Tips, Cooking Pointers
  • David Lanzafame is an avid researcher and a relentless fact-checker, taking time and effort to source all of his info before he even begins writing the first line of his articles.
  • He was a contributing researcher and editor for the book, "Last Words of the Executed," by Robert K. Elder.
  • Employing a "Gee Whiz! I didn't know that!" method to his writing, David puts education and clarity first as he creates content that is interesting, informative, and actionable.


David Lanzafame brings well over 12 years of cumulative experience to Food Republic. Even before he considered a career in journalism, David was already freelance writing for local news publications. He's continued his career either freelancing or working as a full-time staff writer for both local and online news outlets such as 22nd Century Media, Shaw Media, Cleaning and Maintenance Management, and Third Coast Review. More than anything, David believes in the importance of maintaining a level of professional courtesy, transparency, and an eagerness to learn from his peers. This value of steady, and consistent improvement was instilled in him during his time at Columbia College.


David has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia College, Illinois. Under the tutelage of his professors (all accomplished reporters and writers), David honed his skills in information gathering, fact-checking, copywriting, and proofreading.
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