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Hello! I’m Lori Grisham. I am a writer and researcher based in Washington, D.C.

I currently work at USA TODAY as a multimedia journalist where I report daily, trending stories for the larger Gannett network. I also collaborate with digital designers and developers to create alternative story forms and interactives.

Prior to this job, I spent four years working at NPR as an editorial researcher. I supported the Ombudsman, also known as the audience representative, by investigating listener and reader complaints about coverage.

I have an M.A. in Communication with a focus in journalism and public policy from American University and a B.A. in English and Religion from Mary Washington College. In between getting those degrees, I lived in beautiful Savannah, Ga. working as an admission counselor for the Savannah College of Art and Design. I still dream of warmer winters and Tybee Island, but Washington, D.C., is my home. In my free time, I love exploring my neighborhood on Capitol Hill and cheering for the Nationals.

You can find me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, but my favorite social media platform is Instagram.

(Above photograph by the talented Becky Lettenberger.)