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Sometimes journalistic articles have a brief about-the-author sort of blurb at the end, frequently italicized, of a general form resembling:

J. Random Hacker is a dog groomer for the United States National Security Agency. He likes eggs.

How does one most properly refer to these?

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That could also be their job title, the example that you wrote would most likely appear in a satire magazine –  DragonSlayer Oct 22 '13 at 18:57
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The blurb may include a title, but I believe the question is asking what the whole block of text is called. –  Monica Cellio Oct 22 '13 at 20:48
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That would be the "author bio"


Here are some links that may be of use:
http://www.rachellegardner.com/2011/07/how-to-write-a-terrific-author-bio/
http://www.absolutewrite.com/freelance_writing/bio.htm

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