Elise Hart Kipness

Episode 135
57m | Jan 15, 2024

Elise Hart Kipness is a television sports reporter turned crime fiction writer. LIGHTS OUT is based on Elise’s experience in the high-pressure, adrenaline-pumping world of live TV. Like her protagonist, she chased marquee athletes through the tunnels of Madison Square Garden and stood before glaring lights reporting to national audiences. (At five feet, she often stood on a milk crate to interview NBA players). In addition to reporting for Fox Sports Network, Elise was a reporter at New York’s WNBC-TV, News 12 Long Island, and the Associated Press, covering events including the Olympics, NBA and NCAA Championships, and the US Open. She is currently Co-President of Sisters in Crime Connecticut. When not writing, Elise loves reading, binge-watching thrillers, and she will fight you for the last scoop of coffee ice cream. A graduate of Brown University, Elise has two college-age sons. Elise, her husband and their three labradoodles split their time between Key West, Florida and Stamford, Connecticut.

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