Elaine has worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for 22 years. She grew up devouring the newspaper every single day and can't remember a time when it wasn't a vital and integral part of her life. After graduating from Missouri State University with a print technology degree (and a minor in journalism) she was hired at the Post-Dispatch, originally in circulation. From there she moved on to circulation marketing, then to marketing and now finds herself in the newsroom. The publisher offered her this latest challenge as a type of “bridge” role, working between departments in an ever-evolving environment. Elaine can eat more ice cream than you've ever seen, loves cat and probably loves you, too.
- Lessons From the Instagram Local News Fellowship — ONA19, September 11, 2019