My name is Mary Byrne, and I'm a reporter at The Greenfield Recorder, a daily newspaper covering Greenfield and Franklin County.
Previously, I was a reporter and editor for the Danvers Herald in Danvers, Massachusetts, a weekly newspaper serving a community of about 27,000 residents. I've also interned at the Better Government Association, Chicago Inno and WTTW Chicago Tonight, and I was the managing editor of Loyola University Chicago's student newspaper, the Loyola Phoenix. In 2015, I spent a semester studying journalism in Rabat, Morocco, where I wrote a feature story on an immigrant family after the implementation of Africa's first immigration policy.
I have a masters degree in media, communications and international journalism from the University of Glasgow, and a bachelor's degree from Loyola University Chicago. My first brush with journalism, however, was at The Orbit, the student newspaper for Reading Memorial High School.
When I'm not consuming or reporting on the news, I'm downing excessive amounts of coffee in my favorite coffee shops, planning where to run my next half-marathon, and finding the next binge-worthy TV show.
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