Liddick (right) discussing politics with Mayor Mohamed of the Anbar Province town of Juppa, near Bagdadi

Liddick (right) discussing politics with Mayor Mohamed of the Anbar Province town of Juppa, near Bagdadi

s.d. liddick began reporting with the daily Key West Citizen, in 1998 (metro and sports desks). Two years later he moved onto freelancing with the Miami Herald before doing a two-year stint in Spain. Upon returning to the states he worked with the construction trade magazine Northwest Builder (as well as freelancing with newspapers and magazines in Maryland). In 2002, he began doing investigative work for San Diego CityBeat and since 2005 has been the lead investigator with San Diego Magazine (for two years he was the magazine’s web editor). In 2008 he went to Iraq, on eight-month assignment for San Diego Magazine (from Iraq, he published with Buffalo Spree Magazine, Huffingtonpost.com, PostChronicle.com, and Sandiegomagazine.com; an article treating U.S. Marines in Iraq is forthcoming with San Diego Magazine).

Six of his articles have been named best of show by the Society of Professional Journalists and dozens of others have won prizes with the SPJ and the San Diego Press Club. In 2006, he won the Sol Price Prize for professional journalism after being jailed in pursuit of a story and in 2008 he was named one of the writers of the year with the City and Regional Magazine Association. Additionally, he’s gone on assignment for Rolling Stone and published with San Diego Music Matters, as well as the literary journal Red.

He has a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature from San Diego State University and Bachelor’s Degrees in English and Spanish from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Currently he is in Madrid, Spain, hiding from the recession and writing a book about the many faces of Iraq.


One Response to “About”

  1. Mandy Bolen Says:

    Having just perused your Web site while killing time on a slow news day, I must say I am proud to know you.

    Your writing is impeccable. Your courage and willingness to just say, “Fuck it,” is unparalleled.

    Congraulations on everything you have accomplished, Rocky, I knew you would do everything you dreamed.

    All is well in my ho-hum little life down here in the SOuthernmost City. I am engaged to a great guy named Capt. Stan Miles and we’re getting married in April.

    Hope to hear from you soon. Take Care,


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