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Alan Burdziak

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Columbia, Mo.
Crime Reporter — Columbia Daily Tribune
Covers:  fire, public safety, crime, rallies, protests
Doesn't Cover: arts, finance, city government, technology, sports

I cover crime and a bit of everything else for @ColumbiaTribune. Michigan native and @WayneState alum. Tips: aburdziak@columbiatribune.com | 573-815-1718

What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporter at Wayne State University's student paper, The South End.. Professionally, it was staff writer (reporter) at The News-Herald

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Gus Haynes from "The Wire."

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

I have no idea

Awards

Michigan Press Association

2011 - Breaking news photo
First place for a spot news picture of a man yelling at a city councilman following basement flooding in his city. Category was weekly publication with circulation over 25,001.

Michigan Press Association

2011 - Spot news story
Honorable mention for spot news story covering a rally at a couple's home in suburban Detroit protesting their pending foreclosure. Category was weekly publication with circulation over 25,001.