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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, Seattle Times and 89 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

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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...

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RT @clarionledger: JPD has charged a 26-year-old man with the murders of Percy King and Jarvis Birtfield. (via @marquiez1914) 
RT @clarionledger: Recovery from 2017 tornado continues in Pine Belt 
RT @MississippiDOT: UPDATE: Grass Fire I-220 SB Watkins Dr EX 8 #HindsCo STILL has ALL lanes blocked. Law enf/fire on scene. Details: 
RT @NWSJacksonMS: One year ago today, an EF-3 tornado tore through Hattiesburg and surrounding cities in the wee hours of the morning.
Here’s the @MississippiDOT Camera view of part of the area affected by the large grass fire that has shut down 220.
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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.