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Emma 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 — 484 followers, 1,771 tweets

May 19, 2017

The former administrator said he regarded the embattled Utah haze ruling as one of his greatest accomplishments.  http://www.sltrib.com/news/5306391-155/former-epa-leader-defends-actions-on 

May 18, 2017

Salt Lake collectively spent $130 per household watering their lawns this April.  https://twitter.com/sltrib/status/865031716234252288 

May 12, 2017

RT @NWSSaltLakeCity: *Upgrade* A flood warning is now in effect for the Provo River below Deer Creek Reservoir until 1015 AM Monday. Mor…

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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.