Featured journalist: Alyssa Bloechl
Today's spotlight falls on Alyssa Bloechl, a journalist based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Currently a news reporter for the Gannett-owned Door County Advocate, Bloechl primarily covers government, business, crime and agriculture. "At the office, we lovingly call my unofficial beat 'Crops and Cops,'" she writes, adding, "I grew up on a small dairy farm in Northern Wisconsin, and I jump at every opportunity to report about anything agriculture related." After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Technologies with a Journalism emphasis, Bloechl took her first job at a weekly newspaper in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. As the only reporter on staff, she wrote about everything from high school sports to industrial dairy farm operations to nuclear plant decommissioning to groundwater and local government. "My year-and-a-half in Kewaunee was wonderful, and it prepared me for the Advocate's larger market in scenic Door County." Stop by her Muck Rack portfolio here to sample some of her latest coverage.