@triblive reporter. Journalism boomeranger. Ex-Detroit Free Presser. Husband. Dad. MSU grad. Rustbelt enthusiast. Raised in Pgh. Peabody HS.

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Spent the bulk of my reporting career at the Detroit Free Press.

I left journalism for five years and returned in June 2015.

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@bencschmitt — 1,462 followers, 21,790 tweets

Jun 26, 2017

Props to this Cosby juror who didn't request anonymity  https://shar.es/1B4yIZ  via @TribLIVE

Jun 26, 2017

@LINDShaze I have a case of the Mondays so bad today

Jun 26, 2017

RT @TribLIVE: Vigil held for Leechburg police chief badly hurt in fireworks mishap  http://bit.ly/2tavISd  https://t.co/DW5xXEwhrn

Jun 26, 2017

RT @JenniferTomazic: UPDATE: River search in Freeport will not continue today. Firefighters: no concrete evidence found that someone nee…

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