Reporter for Illinois News Network covering statewide issues. Opinions are mine.

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A graduate of Columbia College Chicago and Clifton, Illinois native, Cole spent several years managing and producing news/talk radio stations in Bloomington/Normal and Peoria before moving to Chicagoland to create award-winning programs for Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

He and his wife, Sarah, resid...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporter for WRPW in Bloomington, IL

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Learned to type on a typewriter.

How is social media changing news?

SM is opening the door for a lot of people previously shunned by "traditional media" to do some good stuff. More competition.