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Emma Louise Penrod

Tooele, UT
Staff Reporter — Salt Lake Tribune
Covers:  musicians, local arts, religion, industrial pollution, obesity, livestock, local weather, mountain west medical center, us magnesium, goshute tribal concerns, hobby farms, local health concerns, tooele city government, environmental issues, local churches, kennecott mine, local wildlife, utah environmental policy, drought and water supply, tooele history, water quality, mining, artists, agriculture
Doesn't Cover: tooele county government, grantsville city government, tooele county schools

Staff reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune covering the environment--air quality, water and public policy. Independent author and historian.

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I like to say that I grew up in a newsroom — after all, I started reporting for my hometown paper while in high school, and had a staff position before I graduated.

I'm a prolific reporter with an ability to write well for diverse audiences and across multiple genres. Even after writing 6-8 stor...

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@EmaPen — 498 followers, 1,793 tweets

Jun 23, 2017

RT @UtahDEQ: Wondering about #AirQuality around the #BrianHeadFire. Check out @SeanMoodyKSL's report at 5 p.m. and @EmaPen story in @sltrib tomorrow.

Jun 23, 2017

RT @sltrib: Torrey businesses are reopening after nearly a week of "ghost-town-like conditions" without water  http://trib.al/rOwxJnX 

Jun 23, 2017

RT @sltrib: Behind the Headlines on @KCPW at 9: Utah’s DUI law; Herbert vs. legislature; Mike Lee vs. the GOP health care bill  http://trib.al/7gwvJbu 

Jun 22, 2017

Water is running again in Torrey, but the town's mayor isn't convinced the problem won't return  https://shar.es/1BvsZI  via @sltrib

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I started out as a high school correspondent for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. I wrote a humor column and covered news from Tooele High.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I used one to fill out my college applications because the PDF wouldn't let me type in it, and I didn't want to fill it out by hand.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Hildy Johnson, of course. From His Girl Friday.