Randi with a portfolio

In addition to running and maintaining “Randi with an i,” I also work full time as a digital news editor at the Chicago Tribune.

I’m part of the team responsible for managing chicagotribune.com and its online content, as well as its social media accounts — which is probably my favorite part of the job.

Previously, I worked as a content producer and multimedia journalist for Digital First Media, covering city and township government, higher education and public education as a reporter in mid-Michigan. I also performed duties as a photographer, videographer and editor.

I am a member of the Association for Women Journalists Chicago chapter and I volunteer as an after school writing tutor for public school children at 826CHI.

RESUME

INVOLVEMENT

I guest on a weekly WGN Radio segment, talking about social media and news. You can listen here.

WCIU Chicago: I joined WCIU’s You & Me team for a live broadcast, during which I spoke about ways to discuss politics on social media. View the segment here.

Why GIFs help make good stories — published on SPJ Digital.

REPORTING

Public interest series: Union Township’s Republican treasurer was voted out of office after refusing to defend the township’s budget when it came under attack by Michigan’s Republican representative candidate. Reverse chronological order.

Feature series: Mount Pleasant resident Tim Roslund was diagnosed with fatal cancer. I followed him, and his family, for a three-piece feature series until his death. Reverse chronological order.

Breaking news:

My personal favorites: