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  • 1.
    • Meet
    • Brittany Husted
  • 2.
    • Born and raised in Suttons Bay, Michigan
    • (the pinky finger)
  • 3.
    • Graduated from Suttons Bay High School in 2003.
    • Played soccer and was an editor for the yearbook.
  • 4.
    • Attended Western Michigan University and majored in
    • journalism
    • 2003-2007
    • Wrote for the student newspaper called the Western Herald.
    • Was named the
    • 2006-2007
    • Writer of the Year.
  • 5.
    • Traveled to Europe for a study abroad trip for six weeks before graduation
    • 2007
    • Studied European Art and Culture
  • 6.
    • Got my first job as a reporter in
    • August 2007 at a small newspaper called the
    • Three Rivers Commercial-News.
    • Covered city council and school board meetings, plus feature stories.
  • 7.
    • Wanted to write for a bigger newspaper, so I soon moved to Adrian, Michigan where I wrote for The Daily Telegram in February 2008.
    • Covered one city council, two village councils, three school boards and seven townships. Also wrote feature stories, including one called “Celebrating 95 Years,” which won a Michigan Press Association award and the Michigan AP Editorial Association.
    • *See next page for the first part of the article
  • 8.  
  • 9.
    • Continued to play soccer in Adrian, Michigan, both on indoor and outdoor co-ed leagues.
  • 10.
    • Due to the economic recession, got laid off from The Daily Telegram in December 2008.
    • Then moved to Milwaukee to be with her fiancé who is in medical school in January 2009
  • 11.
    • Freelanced for the Daily News in West Bend, while also volunteering at the Next Door Foundation and read books to kids ages 3-7
    • January-July 2009.
  • 12.
    • Then decided to attend graduate school at Marquette University, specializing in mass and health communication in August 2009.
    • Also pursuing a certificate in digital storytelling
    Brittany in front of the Marquette library, Summer 2009
  • 13.
    • Am also a research assistant for two faculty members in the communication department; Dr. Goldzwig and
    • Dr. Nettleton.
  • 14.
    • Meanwhile, got a part time job at the Medical College of Wisconsin as a Public Affairs Writer in March 2010.
    • Write press releases on grant announcements and faculty appointments, and also write content for publications such as the Alumni News and Dean’s Report.
  • 15. I can write. I know AP style and my grammar is excellent. I can translate medical jargon into lay mans terms. I can create stories for the Web and in videos. I love talking with and interviewing sources.
  • 16. I am organized. I am open and honest, and learning to take criticism well. I am a user of social media. I am technology savvy. I will do a great job working for you.