Reporter | Editor | Storyteller | Fast talker
My name is Hayley, and I am a journalist. I grew up in the Chicagoland area and liked it so much, I decided to stay for college. Not only did America's heartland gift me a heavy accent and a love for dairy, but I also left the region with journalism and history degrees from Northwestern University. Since relocating to Washington, D.C., in July 2016, I've learned a lot about editing, reporting, verifying, and complaining about public transportation. I'm an ice-cream connoisseur, half-marathon runner, genuine lover of word play, and cold-weather snob. But mostly, I like facts, and I'd like to know more of them. I like the truth, and I want to defend it.
Journalism // History // Marketing
Graduated cum laude from the Medill School of Journalism in June 2016
Began work in TheAtlantic.com education section in July 2016 as part of Atlantic Media Fellowship program
Intern // Freelancer
Interned and freelanced from March 2015-May 2016; work was shared more than 350,000 times online
Integrated Marketing Intern
Worked with sports marketing team on one of the nation's largest corporate college football sponsorship programs
The Daily Northwestern
Editor // Reporter
Served in a variety of editorial board positions including managing editor, Arts and Entertainment editor and copy chief from 2014-2015
Additional examples of my work are available upon request.
Each Friday (aka Fri-YAY), I send out a newsletter filled with DC restaurant recommendations and a curated list of awesome new journalism. Sign up for the puns, stay for the stories.
Beyond the Newsroom
There's more to me than editorial dreams and caffeine-fueled interviews. Inside this fast-talking, plugged-in, deadline-fearing journalist is a three-dimensional human.
I'm (kind of) a runner
I love running half marathons for the free snacks at the end.
I'm a camp person
Fourteen summers in the woods taught me everything from swimming strokes to independence.