emily1I’m Emily Jane Lawler, a capitol reporter with MLive and regular panelist on WKAR’s Off The Record

I grew up in a suburb north of Detroit. Despite my parents’ best efforts, I missed a few childhood lessons, like “don’t talk to strangers” and “if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all.” I headed to Michigan State University to be a journalist.

I wasn’t sure what that meant, but it turned out to be exactly what I wanted to do. I got to MSU and started writing for The Big Green, a publication I would eventually become the Editor in Chief of.

I produced audio for Spartanedge and Impact 89 FM, and wrote for Capital News Service. I blogged for The Detroit News during the 2008 election and ended up interning at a small capitol newsletter, Michigan Information & Research Service, until they hired me as a freelance writer and later a full-time correspondent.

In 2014 I took a job with statewide media company MLive. I cover business and capitol issues. My reporting appears online and in eight print publications across the state.

Aside from being a reporter, I’m a human who enjoys biking, beer and cats.

Thanks for visiting my site, and please send any questions/comments/inquiries to ejlawler@gmail.com.

5 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I can’t believe I only just saw this…gotta say, ditto on the proud. And ditto on the call me.

  2. Aw! I can’t believe this is the first time I’ve seen this! GO EMILY!!

  3. hey….Emily
    I am damn sure you don’t know me,even I also don’t know you.I am from India.I want to do my post graduation in journalism.SO the similarity between us is only journalism.(there may be many more similarities between us,but as i mentioned we are still strangers to each other)I really like your portfolio.And I got many good things from it that will be helpful me in my studies…thank you so much sister.

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