Erika Celeste is a freelance writer and journalist who works for a variety of media and commercial outlets. Because video clips are the most often requested, a cross section of current work is listed first. However, a selection of pieces from other sources such as print, radio, blogs, commercial spots are also available arranged by category just below the videos. (Books are listed on another page (tab) due to the longer format.)

Recycled Concrete
http://www.voanews.com/a/recycled-concrete-helps-environment/3482188.html
Odd and Off Beat Roadside Attractions
http://www.voanews.com/a/off-and-off-beat-on-the-roadsides-of-america/3446176.html
The Great Eight
http://www.voanews.com/a/united-facebook-eight-women-black-pursue-phds/3375798.html
Baby Boxes
http://www.voanews.com/a/baby-box-offers-safe-haven-for-abandoned-newborns/3345260.html
From Golf Range to Free Range
http://www.voanews.com/a/3305451.html
Bat Conservation
http://www.voanews.com/a/us-scientists-hunt-cure-devastating-bat-killer/3284392.html
Friendship Cities
http://www.voanews.com/a/big-changes-bring-indiana-myanmar-cities-closer/3258550.html
Tick Genome
http://www.voanews.com/a/firs-tick-genome-map-could-chart-ways-to-stop-parasite/3251236.html
Back in Time
http://www.voanews.com/a/indiana-museum-takes-visitors-back-in-time/3191849.html
Syrian Refugees

http://www.voanews.com/a/syrian-refugee-family-grateful-to-be-in-indiana-fearful-of-being-stereotyped/3168363.html

Agriculture
King Cotton
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/a-13-2008-06-26-voa27.html
US Cattle Farmers Adopt Eco-Friendly Methods
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/US-Cattle-Farmers-Adopt-Eco-Friendly-Methods-123042278.html
Americana
Ghost Hunters
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/a-13-a-2002-11-01-33-Ghost.html
Modern-Day Knights
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Modern-day-Knights-Rescue-Communities-in-Distress-128686163.html
Current Events
Kid Motorcyclists 
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129635642
​WV Muslims honor Iraqi Hero
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/a-13-a-2003-04-23-28-West-67307222.html
Disabilities
Disabled Driver Builds Dream Truck
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126109158
Wheelchair-Friendly Path
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/a-13-2008-12-17-voa34-66803772.html
Education
There's Oil on Them There Campuses
http://www.npr.org/2012/11/20/165564546/there-s-oil-on-them-there-campuses
From Job Skills to People Skills
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128116102
Amateur Beekeepers
http://www.voanews.com/content/amateur-beekeepers-encourage-spread-apiaries/2916860.html
Environment
Goats on the Foliage Frontline
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/a-13-2008-09-04-voa28.html
Wood Powered Truck
http://www.voanews.com/content/movie-inspiration-fuels-wood-powered-truck-111188124/163036.html
Food
Making Mint
http://www.voanews.com/content/making-a-mint/2994813.html
Bison Stampede onto Menus
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Bison-Stampede-onto-US-Menus-131999563.html
Medicine/Alternative
​Adult Stem Cell Research
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/science-technology/Adult-Stem-Cell-Research-Avoids-Ethical-Concerns-94507429.html
Potent Jungle Vine Has Potential to Treat Addiction
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/health/Potent-Jungle-Vine-Brew-Has-Potential-to-Treat-Addiction-88923322.html
Music
Johnny Cash Flower Pickin’ Festival
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16019224
International Harp Competition
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Harp-Olympics-Draws-Finest-Talent-101576168.html
Science
​Fingerprints
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/New-App-Helps-ID-Altered-Fingerprints-138209844.html
Tree Bark Shows Pollution

http://www.voanews.com/content/tree_bark_shows_global_spread_of_toxic_chemicals/1622579.html

Sports
Adventure Racing
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/special-reports/american-life/Racing-into-Adventure-97079099.html
Disc Golf
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/usa/New-Twist-on-an-Old-Sport-99850954.html
Wildlife 
Moose on the Loose
www.voanews.com/content/moose-on-the-loose-in-new-york-111933199/163447.html
Urban Coyotes 
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Coyotes-at-Home-in-American-Backyards-101888158.html 


Erika was 1 of 14 journalists across the Unites States and Canada chosen as a fellow for with the Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources.  The following are just some of the published stories that came from that experience.

Eco-Landscaping Saves Homes From Flooding
http://www.voanews.com/content/eco-landscaping-saves-homes-from-flooding/1262903.html

​US Farmers Work to Curb Lake Erie Pollution

http://www.voanews.com/content/us-farmers-work-to-curb-lake-erie-pollution/1474453.html



Documentaries
Secrets of the Valley (Archeology Channel)
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/video-main-menu/video-guide-main/video-guide-summary/1260-secrets-of-the-valley-prehistory-of-the-kanawha

Coal: Dirty Coal: Dirty Past Hazy Future (National Public Radio, Environment Report)

http://www.prx.org/pieces/44269-documentary-coal-dirty-past-hazy-future

Red Salt & Reynolds (Archeology Channel)
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/video-guide/video-guide-menu/video-guide-summary/184-red-salt-a-reynolds

 

​Wonderful West Virginia  article by Erika Celeste.

West Virginia Executive article by Erika Celeste.

Movie poster for Secrets of the Valley written and produced by Erika Celeste.

Commercial spot written and produced by Erika Celeste.

Commercial spot written and produced by Erika Celeste.

Promotional video for History of Rock, also known as Memoirs of the Original Rolling Stone.

101 Lakes Country video blog on GW Stroh

orchard in Steuben County.

101 Lake Country Tourism video blog on the Underground Railroad in Steuben County.


101 Lakes Country Tourism video blog Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay.

101 Lakes Country Tourism video blog on trout fishing in Steuben County.