Catherine Townsend is licensed private investigator based in Los Angeles, California. She specializes in creative intelligence-gathering solutions for select individuals and companies. Ms. Townsend comes from a journalism background: After beginning her career as a staff writer for New York magazine, she moved to London and spent several years as a columnist for The Independent newspaper. Her work has also appeared in publications including The Atlantic, GQ, Elle, Marie Claire, The Huffington Post, The Times, and the New York Post. In 2010, Ms. Townsend relocated to Los Angeles, where she completed the Certified Master Investigator Training program with DGA Detectives and completed well over the 6000 hours required to become a licensed investigator. Ms. Townsend has a B.A. in Journalism and Politics from New York University, and an M.A. in International Journalism from City University in London. She has worked on many complex investigations.