A Time Reporter Retrained Herself and Got an NBCUniversal Deal

Lisa Takeuchi Cullen wrote her way from journalism into a TV career

Lisa Cullen
Lisa Takeuchi Cullen worked at several publications, most significantly at Time magazine, before switching to screenwriting. Matt Dine

Reporter-turned-TV writer Lisa Takeuchi Cullen has been writing professionally since college. Getting there was about seizing opportunities—but it began with a twist of fate. 

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This story first appeared in the May 4, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
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