John Smith is a professional writer, editor, researcher, journalist and novelist with over 20 years of writing experience. He is a native of New York City and a graduate of Queens College, where he majored in journalism. John got his start as a high school student reporting for The Leading Tribune. John first joined Crankers as a copy editor. Before that, he worked as an independent journalist for various news blogs. As a staff writer for Crankers, John Smith specializes is political news and opinion pieces. His areas of interest include politics, history, literature, entertainment and sports. John currently resides in Forest Hills, Queens, NYC.