Who is Mike Gruss?

Mike GrussI’m an editor and freelance magazine writer based in the Washington D.C. area. You may remember me as a reporter with the website and magazine SpaceNews or as a columnist with The Virginian-Pilot newspaper in Norfolk, Va. My byline has appeared in Runner’s World, the AARP Bulletin, Washingtonian, the New York Times (once), Distinction magazine, Arlington magazine, Bethesda magazine, Hampton Roads magazine, Complete Woman (seriously) and even Mary-Kate & Ashley (I know.) You can find links to many of my favorite stories on this site.

Obligatory biographical information: I was born in Ohio. I graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I have run two marathons and eight half-marathons. I’ve visited the world’s northernmost bowling alley, 71 miles north of the Arctic Circle. (It was closed.)