Masada is an award-winning journalist and photographer, with a distinguished career in travel and adventure. In her world-wide-wandering she’s set foot on six continents, thirty states, and forty-seven countries, often traveling solo.
Emma Pearl, The Life in the Fountain is her first middle-grade book, where she draws on her own adventures, this time in Rome. She's spent weeks walking the winding streets, tasting the delicacies, and exploring the city on her own. She believes life is a magical adventure filled with possibilities, and having an imagination makes everything more fun.
She’s written for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, Newsweek/The Daily Beast, The Toronto Star, SKI Magazine and many more fine publications. Her on-camera reporting stories have appeared on Yahoo News, Reuters, ITN, and AOL news.
In addition to travel, Masada has covered political adventures, including three National Conventions for CNN, traveling in a Vice Presidential Motorcade, and election night coverage. She also covered technology, terrorism, and general news for CNN, Fox News Channel, and CBS News in New York City.
She completed a Master degree at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in International Media and Communications, and attended the University of Southern California for her undergraduate education, where she has a degree in both International Relations and Communications.
In 2014 she won a Lowell Thomas Award for a personal comment story, and in 2016 she won a Rockower Award for Excellence in Personal Essay.