Bio & Background
Rochelle Lash is a veteran journalist and business communicator.
Currently, Rochelle writes a weekly column for The Montreal Gazette called Checking In, a travel column on major hotels, inns, spas and resorts.
Her specialties include business travel, great hotels, skiing and spa life.
Her travel stories have appeared in The New York Times, Town & Country magazine, ROBB Report, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, Toronto Star, National Post, Dreamscapes Travel Magazine (Globe & Mail), Boston Globe, Skiing Magazine (USA), et al.
Rochelle Lash has worked for three historic Canadian companies - The Gazette, Montreal's English-language daily newspaper, founded more than 200 years ago; the Bank of Montreal (since 1817), and the Ritz-Carlton Montreal, which was North America's first Ritz when it opened in 1912.
Rochelle's exciting and varied career spans virtually every facet of newspaper publishing, including story assigning and development, writing, story and photo editing, page lay-out and production.
At The Gazette, she has held posts of Entertainment Editor, Photo editor and Front-Page editor. She also has worked as a copy editor on the Op-Ed page, the Foreign news desk and the City news desk.
For the National Post's Financial section, she has written executive business profiles.
In Sports, she has covered an Olympic Games and was travel editor of Golf Canada magazine.
In Lifestyles, she has written about Fashion and Food for The New York Times, and Shopping in Montreal Magazine.
She also produced The Gazette's Society and Celebrity column, a hip and lively take on the party scene.
Rochelle Lash holds a M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri, distinguished for being the oldest school of journalism in North America (1908) as well as Brad Pitt's alma mater, (He dropped out).
She also has a B.A. and Diploma in Education from McGill University in Montreal.