Featured journalist: Jonathan Serrie
We're pleased to announce that Tuesday's featured journalist is Jonathan Serrie with Fox News. A correspondent covering Southern politics, the CDC, health, science and breaking news in the Southeast, Serrie is also a proud alumnus of WSB-TV, WYFF-TV, WSB-TV and Emory University.
Although Serrie's high school had no newspaper, he managed to show a penchant for journalism even earlier than that: as founder and editor of his class newspaper in 4th grade. "I hope it was legible," he writes. Officially, though, Serrie got his start as a reporter covering Manatee County for WWSB-TV in sunny Sarasota, Florida. It was there that he covered the story which still makes him prouder than any other: a report on a baby in need of a liver transplant, which "brought on an outpouring of donations. Her operation was a success!" To sum, Serrie pursued this field because: "I love writing, storytelling and the cool gadgets we use to record history as it unfolds."
Check out his portfolio for samplings of his work, which include some headlines that popped out to us, such as "Most problem drinkers not alcoholics, CDC reports" and the intriguing "Elementary school uses college sports to teach math." If you're in PR and looking to pitch him, he prefers to be pitched via email and Muck Rack: "I read every pitch I get, but spend the most time on those received during normal business hours when I'm focused on work." As for aspiring journalists, this is his advice to you: "Adapt."