Marcia DeSanctis headshot
Marcia DeSanctis headshot

Marcia DeSanctis

Marcia DeSanctis is a journalist specializing in first-person, broadly-reported features about place. These can be about anywhere on the map where culture, sustainability, history, natural beauty, and sometimes politics meet to unlock a fascinating story. Above all, she writes about what draws us to travel somewhere, and why, so often, we want to return. Her 2022 memoir-in-essays, "A Hard Place to Leave: Stories from a Restless Life," explores the longing for travel coexists with the longing for home. She is also the author of the New York Times and international best-seller, "100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go," a collection of narrative stories.

* 35+ years of experience as a journalist
* 20+ years of experience as a broadcast news producer working for ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, and Dow Jones
* Former producer for Barbara Walters, working from New York City and Paris
* Won five Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers for excellence in travel journalism, including one for travel journalist of the year
* Included six times in "The Best Women's Travel Writing" series
* Speaks French, Russian, Italian, and Spanish
* Received a master's degree in international relations
Marcia DeSanctis is a journalist specializing in first-person, broadly-reported features about place. These can be about anywhere on the map where culture, sustainability, history, natural beauty, and sometimes politics meet to unlock a fascinating story. Above all, she writes about what draws us to travel somewhere, and why, so often, we want to return. Her 2022 memoir-in-essays, “A Hard Place to Leave: Stories from a Restless Life,” explores the longing for travel coexists with the longing for home. She is also the author of the New York Times and international best-seller, “100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go,” a collection of narrative stories. • 35+ years of experience as a journalist • 20+ years of experience as a broadcast news producer working for ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, and Dow Jones • Former producer for Barbara Walters, working from New York City and Paris • Won five Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers for excellence in travel journalism, including one for travel journalist of the year • Included six times in “The Best Women's Travel Writing” series • Speaks French, Russian, Italian, and Spanish • Received a master’s degree in international relations
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