About Me


I’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.


My first job was with Michigan Information and Research Service, a subscription-based niche capitol newsletter. I started covering the Gov. Rick Snyder administration and later the Senate.

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 (at) gmail dot com.

5 thoughts on “About Me

  • 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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