Welcome! I’m Lisa, a Florida-based flight attendant and veteran journalist doing what I love most – discovering fascinating people and places and celebrating them. From my passion for journalism and penchant for bucket-list adventures (usually involving sharks), Lisa Fuss Media was born in 2020. Initially it was a platform to share published freelance work and house archives, but a magnificent midlife career change gave way for the opportunity to soar higher. Since becoming a flight attendant for a major U.S. airline, the sky has literally opened up and parlayed into experiences of a lifetime. I look forward to sharing them here and @lisafussmedia, fueling your inner wanderlust and perhaps, faith to leap in a new direction.

As your guide touristique...…..

I’m a proud University of Florida alumna who has worked for three newspapers in the Sunshine State and has bylines in some of the largest U.S. publications by circulation. I’ve served in a variety of roles in the newspaper industry, as a news and sports reporter, copy editor, page designer, bureau chief and sports media columnist. My reporting has taken me throughout the U.S. and abroad, and spanned multiple beats from sports to general assignment. I’ve had some fun along the way, catapulting from Navy aircraft carriers, diving with great white sharks, and sleeping on the ocean floor at the only underseas lodge in America. As a sportswriter, I served on a NFL chain gang, profiled ESPN's Monday Night Football and College GameDay live on set, and learned the rookie ropes of NASCAR from champion Tony Stewart. On the flip side, I have reported serious breaking news and investigations stretching from the controversial Florida recount of the 2000 U.S. Presidential election to my Miami Herald colleague's tragic murder by a serial killer.

I shared those vast experiences in education, teaching secondary and post-secondary research, English and journalism for 15 years. En route, I earned a Masters degree with doctoral work in program development and innovation, and also represented U.S. Naval Academy Admissions as a Blue and Gold officer. When not behind my MacBook, I am an explorer at heart, as a PADI diver, hiker, skier and ASA-certified sailor in bareboat and coastal cruising.  It's my sincere hope that this love of travel and adventure is contagious through the stories and photos here.      

Merci d'être passé!



  • B.S., Journalism, University of Florida (Ranked No. 5, U.S News & World Report, Best Public Colleges, 2021)
  • M.Ed., English Education, University of South Florida (Published research interests: Technology's effects on grammar and implicit/explicit grammar teaching)
  • Ed.D., Coursework, Educational Program Development & Innovation, University of South Florida

Professional Experience

  • Sports Media Columnist, Sportswriter, The Tampa Tribune
  • Florida Keys Bureau Chief and General Assignment Reporter,The Miami Herald
  • Sports Copy Editor, Tampa Bay Times
  • Instructor, Pinellas County Schools, St. Petersburg College
  • Blue and Gold Officer, United States Naval Academy
  • Freelance Writer, Palm Beach Post/Gannett/USA Today Network and select publications
  • Flight Attendant, Major U.S. Airline