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My name is Megann Horstead, and I'm a freelance news reporter with a strong digital-first mentality. I have honed skills in my craft over the years enabling me to use various tools and knowledge necessary to become a top candidate for positions reporting for newspapers, broadcast radio and online news media. I earned a Bachelor's of Arts degree in journalism from North Central College, a private liberal arts institution in Naperville, Illinois. It is my hope to become a full-time city government reporter. I must stress that it is always my intention to maintain excellence in journalism. I am interested in gaining further exposure covering city government, as well as incorporating more digital media. Highlights from my resume include:

Coordinating, conducting and transcribing interviews via email and phone, as well as reporting on camera

Daily management of social media accounts

Demonstrates good skills in photojournalism

Possesses a working knowledge of AP Style


2,000-plus articles published online and in print for local newspapers

Maintains proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Mac and PC platforms

If interested in working with me, feel free to contact me.