Digital journalist hooked on community engagement

Holly Edgell's Biography

Proud to say I've been a journalist since 1990--starting at my college newspaper, moving into TV news as a producer, then into teaching journalism before heading back to the newsroom. In 2010, I joined the digital realm as a regional editor for Patch, and now I'm Community Editor at WCPO in Cincinnati. My job combines hyper local journalism and social media engagement--both within the context of a hybrid ...

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Nuns on the Bus take message about Ryan budget on the road in Missouri | National Catholic Report...

Nuns on the Bus take message about Ryan budget on the road in Missouri | National Catholic Report...

The Butlers did it: Illinois retirees revealed as winners of $218M share of Mega Millions jackpot

The Butlers did it: Illinois retirees revealed as winners of $218M share of Mega Millions jackpot

What was your first job as a journalist?

College newspaper. We actually got paid! Michigan State University.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes! Learned the ropes in a required college course.

How is social media changing news?

We have unprecedented ways of connecting with the audience, for engagement, story ideas, finding sources. You name it.

I found my roots in Strawberry Hill, a Kansas City (Kansas) neighborhood

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — Alvin George Edgell (my father) was born in Kansas City, Kansas on Feb. 3, 1924. His mother and father, childless in their thirties, may have been surprised by his arrival! Neither of my grandparents were from the area. Emma Edgell (nee Blahnik) was a fairly intrepid young woman, moving from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan...

First comes Valentine's Day, then comes divorce court? March is prime time for splitting up

wxyz.com — KANSAS CITY - Thinking about divorce this month? You're not the only one. The legal information website FindLaw.com says Internet searches for divorce peak in March. FindLaw.com and Westlaw, the leading legal research database, also analyzed divorce filings across the U.S. between 2008 and 2011.

First comes Valentine's Day. Then comes divorce court? March is prime time for splitting up

thedenverchannel.com — KANSAS CITY - Thinking about divorce this month? You're not the only one. The legal information website FindLaw.com says Internet searches for divorce peak in March. FindLaw.com and Westlaw, the leading legal research database, also analyzed divorce filings across the U.S. between 2008 and 2011.

First comes Valentine's Day. Then comes divorce court? March is prime time for splitting up

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY - Thinking about divorce this month? You're not the only one. The legal information website FindLaw.com says Internet searches for divorce peak in March. FindLaw.com and Westlaw, the leading legal research database, also analyzed divorce filings across the U.S. between 2008 and 2011.

You tell us: Rank these ten awesome options for celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Kansas City

kshb.com — KANSAS CITY - St. Patrick's Day is March 17, but it actually begins a few days earlier--or more if you count the previous Friday night. In Kansas City, the options range from family friendly to grown-ups only. Rank these ten options according to your preferences! WATCH: St.

Spring break: Take our quiz to see if you're picking the best destination for your personality

abc15.com — Beach or slopes? Solo or with a crowd? Take our quiz to see if you're travel choices are leading you done the wrong road.

Spring break: Take our quiz to see if you're picking the best destination for your personality

wcpo.com — Beach or slopes? Solo or with a crowd? Take our quiz to see if you're travel choices are leading you done the wrong road.

Spring break: Take our quiz to see if you're picking the best destination for your personality

kshb.com — Beach or slopes? Solo or with a crowd? Take our quiz to see if you're travel choices are leading you done the wrong road.

Places in my heart: Central America & the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (da U.P.)

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — Growing up in a family that moved every two or three years, I could count on two places that changed very little and offered warm welcomes. These two places are on their own both "off the beaten path" and taken together present a rather unlikely pairing: Menominee, Michigan (USA)--where my father grew up on the...

Black History Month: 7 things to celebrate, circa 2015

hollyedgell.wordpress.com — There is still far too much to despair about when it comes to matters of race in the United States of America. Turns out, the scars of slavery are still at the scab stage--healing but liable to bleed and get infected when irritated. Still, there is cause for hope.
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Mar 26, 2015

RT @ValaAfshar: Uber: owns no cars Facebook: creates no content Airbnb: no real estate Alibaba: no inventory tcrn.ch/18jkqMr pic.twitter.com/Yg3oMx8xm7

Mar 26, 2015

MT "@SidneyThe4th: This story about the Germanwings pilot that may have intentionally crashed the plane just blows my mind.” Mind blown here

Mar 26, 2015

RT @nytimes: Harper Lee's new novel now has a cover design. “It was hard to pick just one iconic image to represent the book” nyti.ms/1IwDbZG



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