Business reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Retail, Kohl's, trucking. Member, Pulitzer finalist team, explanatory reporting. Contact me: rick.romell@jrn.com

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Business reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Covering retail (Kohl's, Lands' End specifically), Foxconn Technology Group, trucking, and general business news with Wisconsin connection. Journalism degrees from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and Northwestern University. Member of Pulitzer fi...

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@RickRomell — 1,670 followers, 2,348 tweets

Nov 21, 2017

I"m looking for Milwaukee-area folks who have Black Friday shopping traditions, and could speak a bit about them for a Journal Sentinel story. If that's you, tweet at me, or email rick.romell@jrn.com

Nov 21, 2017

The earth provides; forager Kyle Denton gathers - and opens medicinal herb shop in Milwaukee's @Walkers_Point. https://t.co/HUGR4IHUbh https://t.co/Zes8TdC5oi

Nov 15, 2017

.@Kohls leads major retailers with 66% average advertised Black Friday discount.  https://goo.gl/n3ndNX 

Nov 15, 2017

Big courtroom battle shaping up between the "We work for the average Joe" lawyers.  https://goo.gl/aUDyAE  https://t.co/OIJVf0Br2P

Nov 15, 2017

Driverless vehicle lanes on I-94 being studied for Foxconn  https://jsonl.in/2ibFNHC  via @journalsentinel

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Part-time police reporter, Milwaukee Sentinel, monitoring scanner in closet-sized room at police headquarters next to competition.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Took typing - not keyboarding - in high school, once owned an old Royal, and started professionally with an IBM Selectric.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Without question, Hildy Johnson, in the Rosalind Russell incarnation.