Karen Usher on Muck Rack

Karen Usher

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Covers:  Environmental news, science, religion, politics
Doesn't Cover: Beauty, charity, military

Reporter, @CadillacNews. Formerly, @greatlakesecho, @michiganvolumes. DMs are open.

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Biography

My byline appears as Karen Hopper Usher.
I'm a reporter for Great Lakes Echo, an environmental publication out of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University. I also do some political and state-wide stories for Capital News Service (also MSU). Owing to a five-year ...

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@HopperUsher — 278 followers, 1,717 tweets

Jun 21, 2017

Wearing what @taylorswift13 would call "my best dress" bc I'm covering a fancy event tonight. Spilled mayo on it at lunch. #mybestlife

Jun 14, 2017

@NOAAOceanToday @NWS Why not just "risk-takers"? It's fewer characters. Girls do dumb stuff in the water, too.

Jun 14, 2017

RT @CadillacNews: Kids Count: Michigan kids lagging in education(06/14/2017) CADILLAC - Michigan kids aren't doing so hot co..  http://tinyurl.com/yaemg7vr 

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Besides freelancing for anybody who would have me? Producing the AM news.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Writing, being nosy, saving democracy.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Email or phone.