Nosy by nature, Heather Clisby wisely chose journalism to justify her curiosity and eagerness to report and conclude.
After graduating in journalism from Cal State University, Long Beach, Clisby worked in a variety of communication mediums – newspapers, magazines, radio, blogs and public relations. On the eve of the Internet’s birth, she was living in San Francisco where her career veered into public relations. Thus, she earned her favorite professional title of all time, “Games and Events Gal” at shockwave.com.
Career highlights include: scoring an all-access Platinum Press Pass to the Kentucky Derby (NBC), all calories consumed as a restaurant reviewer (Long Beach Press-Telegram), hanging backstage with the Cowboy Junkies at The Tonight Show (Music Connection magazine), throwing a $100,000 Hollywood party for game designers (Burson-Marsteller), interviewing Phyllis Diller in her living room (BUST magazine), exploring Costa Rica on assignment (BlogHer.com) and Director Peter Weir wanting her opinion of his new film, “The Truman Show” during an interview (KUSF-FM, San Francisco).
Her all-time favorite editorial assignment came to her while working at the Nob Hill Gazette in San Francisco: “Get me the entire history of beards by Monday.”
Clisby also orchestrates comedy improv workshops for any brave soul – kids and adults – willing to look silly. Beyond comedy and journalism, Clisby is wildly passionate about her environment and puts in many hours as a Desert Institute volunteer.
Clisby spent a few years as an organic farmer in North Dakota, living in a trailer and blogging the experience. Fun fact: She spent 1995-1996 circumnavigating the globe with a Round-the-World ticket, exploring 12 countries in Africa and Oceania.
A native of Long Beach, California, Clisby resides with her dog, Sweetpea, in the Indian Cove home built by her grandfather in 1960. She is quite thrilled to be part of the Z107.7 family.
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