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Therese Apel

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Breaking News and Crime Reporter — The Clarion-Ledger
As seen in: The Clarion-Ledger, Yahoo, Chicago Tribune, HuffPost, USA Today, Reuters, Christian Science Monitor, Sydney Morning Herald and 70 more
Covers:  weather, crime, defense, disasters, military, intelligence, breaking news, veterans, emergencies, catastrophies
Doesn't Cover: women's organizations, stuff that is boring, things that move slowly

@ClarionLedger crime/ breaking/ mayhem reporter. Former vol FF/FR. WARNING: Tweets might make you sad/mad. Horses, dogs=❤️. *RIP L22* ن Micah 6:8

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Biography

I'm a breaking news reporter to my bone marrow. As I told a co-worker once, "It's not in my blood, it IS my blood." I've tried community news, sports, features, and I've even tried PR (TWICE!!) and none of them ever took. My boots were made to be on the ground, at ground zero, wherever that may b...

What was your first job as a journalist?

At age 15, I started writing high school sports for the Copiah County Courier. That real-world experience so young was such a blessing.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes!! Waaaaaay back in the day I used a typewriter at the Copiah County Courier.

How is social media changing news?

First, we have to fact check 200x more than before because information is coming at us rapid-fire from everywhere. We also have to be faster.