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Abby TegneliaI am thrilled to be back in the exciting world of freelancing, where I focus on Las Vegas, California wine country, and all things lifestyle. I have extensive experience in magazine writing and editing, social media, online marketing strategy, copywriting, newsletters, and blogging. Holding a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University, I am a featured blogger on Huffington Post and have worked with regional and national outlets including New York magazine, Us Weekly, In Touch, Reuters, New York Times Wire Service, Glamour and Marie Claire. My current assignments have been writing for apps and web sites and working with small businesses on their online sales and marketing strategies, and I have just moved to Silicon Valley to explore that even more.

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Contact me any time at: ategnelia@hotmail.com


Work Las Vegas


As a Writer

I’ve been involved with every show, restaurant, hotel, club, you name it, as the editor for three Vegas magazines, most recently the luxury title Vegas. But I love to write, too. Do you have a Vegas-oriented assignment? I’d love to do it for you!

Robert De Niro brings his Nobu hotel to Vegas, Vegas magazine’s “De Niro Moonlights in the Food World

Vegas magazine’s cover story on Last Vegas star Kevin Kline Kevin Kline’s wild ride

Vegas Inc‘s cover story on luring movie dollars back to Vegas: “Hollyvegas

Las Vegas Weekly‘s “Chatting with Miranda Lambert

Huffington Post‘s “Finally! Las Vegas Grows Up

Cirque du Soleil’s newest show comes to Aria, Vegas magazine’s “Enter the Haunted World of Zarkana

Nomadic Matt’s “How to be a high roller in Vegas on a low roller budget

Cirque’s traveling show satiated Michael Jackson fans before his permanent show, “One,” opened here, Vegas magazine’s “Cirque du Soleil’s Homage to Michael Jackson

Loads of fun Top 10 lists on Vegas for Top10Vegas.com

AFAR magazine and Westin hotels combined efforts for the online Lake Las Vegas guide Westin Finds



As an Expert

After three years as editor-in-chief of Vegas magazine (plus three years in Vegas at various magazines before that), I’ve become somewhat of an expert. Let me know if you are working on anything on Sin City — I’d love to help!

I served as Las Vegas host for a new Expedia app<—Expedia‘s local host for a new app on visiting Las Vegas

USA Today’s Best of Las Vegas Daytime

AFAR.com’s Las Vegas “local expert

My favorite Vegas picks for Cheapflights.ca’s “Insider’s Guide to Las Vegas”



I was asked to write my Vegas picks for Lonely Planet<—Lonely Planet‘s Discover Las Vegas 2013, “local knowledge,” print edition

Bon Appetit’s “High-end vegan restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip

I planned Vegas itineraries for the winners of a big Swagbucks contest

One Travel’s Las Vegas File, Abby Tegnelia

Las Vegas Sun’s “What Makes the Perfect Casino?

New York Times’s “Las Vegas, a Best Bet for Bargain Seekers

SilverKris (Singapore Airlines’s in-flight magazine)’s “Las Vegas Hot Spots