When Anita Bruzzese first proposed a syndicated newspaper column on workplace issues 15 years ago, some editors thought she was nuts. “That’s what we have finance columns for,” they said.

But when Gannett News Service launched the column in 1992, reader response was immediate. “I thought I was the only one to go through this” was a common refrain in the hundreds of letters that flooded in from Oregon to Florida and all points in between.

Now, hundreds of columns later, with a notable presence in the workplace advice arena, Bruzzese is still ahead of the curve and still prompting reader feedback from all over the world.

With more than a decade of writing about the workplace for Gannett News Service and USAToday.com, this award-winning journalist has a unique ability to spot trends and present them to readers, often ahead of other competing columnists. She consistently delivers critical workplace information to a consumer audience who might not otherwise be aware of the issues she addresses.

Her first book, “Take This Job and Thrive” was critically acclaimed as “rendered with rousing spirit” and “sound, commonsense ideas, couched in encouragement.” (Booklist). She has been quoted in numerous publications, such as WashingtonPost.com, and a book on Fortune 500 hiring practices. She has been on radio shows nationwide as a workplace expert, and appears on USAToday.com, CareerBuilder.com, AOL’s Find a Job and the Boston Herald’s Jobfind.

Bruzzese was the founding managing editor of the national magazine Employee Benefit News and was chosen as a CASE media fellow at Smith College and a Knight Center Fellow at the University of Maryland for her work in workplace journalism.