I got my start as a reporter in 2008 at New Jersey’s Asbury Park Press, a storied old daily that covers two big Jersey Shore counties. A couple of months of covering the Saturday cop shifts later, I was ruined forever for any other kind of job.
I left the Press to join online hyperlocal news network Patch.com as a local editor in 2010, covering a coastal town of about 20,000. In 2012, I was hired as the news editor at C-VILLE Weekly, a now-25-year-old alt weekly in my hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. My team’s coverage of local government, campus sexual assault at the University of Virginia and a public hospital’s aggressive legal action against impoverished patient debtors won awards from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia and the Virginia Press Association.
I’m now a master’s student at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, reporting on health and environmental topics in the Bay Area.
Links to some of my work can be found on this site. You can follow me on Twitter at @GraelynBrashear. Drop me a line any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.