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Kevin Felt


Seasoned journalist/teacher with overseas experience and a knack for narrative

About Me

I recently returned to the U.S. after working in China for more than a decade, teaching English, Business, Journalism and Western Culture-related courses at Chinese Universities and studying Chinese for two years. Previously, I worked for six years as a staff reporter for the Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Whittier Daily News in the suburbs of Los Angeles. I'm looking for freelance work blending my journalism background with my interest in different cultures.  I have a bachelor's degree in Print Journalism and a master's degree in Intercultural Studies. 

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International Affairs

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Higher Education

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Leisure & Travel

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My Writing Samples

Off the Beaten Path: Thailand’s Dolphin Bay Resort

In-depth review of family-friendly hotel in Thailand.


Facing the Musical

I spent four months following the only local high school musical in the San Gabriel Valley from auditions to opening night. Accompanied article, https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2008/05/19/producing-the-musical/


County Housing Affordability Falls

Example of a real estate article on the affordability of homes in Los Angeles County from 2004, a few years before the recession. No longer available on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune website, but republished on USC's website.


Arcadia Hospital Plans Expansion

Example of a health care-related story from my time covering Arcadia for the Star-News.


Safeway Switching to Cleaner Fuel

Example of a business story related to environmental issues and technology from my time at the Star-News.


Ex-Marine sentenced to life after guilty plea

Example of a courts/crime-related story from my time at the Whittier Daily News.


Higher fees for enlarged homes OK

Example of a government/housing story from the Arcadia city hall beat.


Walking advertisements

Blog post about sports, TV, travel and "giving face" in Chinese culture.


When is it OK to lie?

Blog post about Chinese friendship and the cultural values of guangxi (relationships) and its relationship to truth-telling.



English teacher

-Planned, designed and taught 10 unique English courses at three Chinese universities. Courses included Media Interviews, Journalistic English, Business Negotiations, European Culture, Business English, English Speaking, English Writing and Phonetics.  -Led a team of American university teachers, assisting them with cultural adaptation. -Maintained positive communications between American and universities

Company: English Language Institute/China

I worked there from 8/2005 until 1/2018

Staff Reporter

Reported and wrote daily articles (5-7 per week) under tight deadlines for the daily newspaper, covering a city hall beat

Company: Pasadena Star-News

I worked there from 11/2007 until 6/2008

Staff Reporter

Reported and wrote daily articles (5-7 per week) under tight deadlines for the daily newspaper, covered two city hall beats

Company: Whittier Daily News

I worked there from 2/2005 until 6/2005

Business Reporter

- Reported and wrote daily business articles (5-7 per week) under tight deadlines for the business section shared between the three newspapers, specializing in real estate and local businesses.

Company: San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News

I worked there from 5/2004 until 3/2005

Staff Reporter

- Reported and wrote 4-5 general assignment articles and one arts/entertainment article per week for weekly newspapers east of Los Angeles

Company: The Sunday Star and Highlander Newspapers

I worked there from 5/2000 until 5/2004

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

TAA Alumni Lives the Cambodian Dream

I’m uniquely suited to tell stories about teaching abroad because I’ve done it. I lived and taught at Chinese universities for more than a decade and have traveled throughout Asia, including Thailand and Cambodia, including visits to Phnom Penh and Angkor Wat. I have dozens of ideas, but I’ll start with my first four: I propose to do a series of interviews and profiles of TAA teachers in various locations, including why they chose TAA and what expat life is like. (Assignment price per profile)

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: TESOL,TEFL,Cambodia,China,Teaching,Adventure,Thailand,Vietnam,Angkor Wat,Phnom Penh


PreK and Second grader's first experience with Smartick

I also am a father of three homeschooled girls (ages 7, 4 and 2) looking for ways to improve their education. I'd be glad to let my oldest girls try out Smartick for a few days and write a product testimonial. Additionally, if you still need help polishing existing content that's been translated from Spanish, count me in. As a former journalist with more than a decade teaching in China I have lots of experience turning choppy English into coherent writing.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: PreK,Second Grade,homeschool,education,age 4,age 7


Twelve board and card games your kids will love

As a Loganville-based father of three (ages 2, 4, 7), my daughters are almost always in mood for a card or board game. I'll review a few newer games that my daughters loved playing this summer: Go Nuts for Donuts, Hoot, Owl, Hoot!, Sleeping Queens, Bohnanza , Forbidden Island and Blockus, in addition to some classics like Candyland, Shoots and Ladders, Break the Ice, Mousetrap, Uno and Jenga.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: educational games,board games,card games,classic games,Go Nuts for Donuts,Hoot,Owl,Hoot!,Sleeping Queens,Bohnanza,Forbidden Island,Blockus,Candyland,Shoots and Ladders,Break the Ice,Mousetrap,Uno,Jenga


How vaccines created with fetal stem cells harm children

I'm not a scientist, however I am a pro-life Christian who thinks the use of fetal stem cells is unethical. I'm also an accomplished journalist highly capable of conducting research. I can compose a article detailing the history of fetal cell line contaminated vaccines like Hepatitis A, Rubella, Varicella, Shingles and Rabies. I can also detail the science of consequences of injecting these vaccines into children, and then propose a treatment using stem cell therapy, relying upon your data.

Content type: Article

Keywords: vaccines,vaccinations,stem cell,fetal stem cells,Hepatitis A,Rubella,Varicella,Shingles,Rabies