Amy Haimerl is an award-winning reporter and editor who currently teaches journalism at Michigan State University.
Before coming to the campus in 2015, Amy was a Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she was studying issues of economic development and rural poverty. (And yes, she burned her #goblue sweatshirt when she adopted #gogreen.)
Before her fellowship she worked at a variety of publications, including Fortune Small Business, CNNMoney, USAA Magazine, the Jackson Free Press, Westword and the Colorado Springs Business Journal. She specializes in newsroom management, digital strategy and investigative reporting. Her teams have won a number of journalism awards, including top honors from the James Beard Foundation, Livingston Awards, Society of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Society of Professional Journalists and more.
She recently published her first book, ""Detroit Hustle: A memoir or love, live and home,"" about her experience moving to the Motor City and rehabbing a dilapidated historic home. She continues to actively report on issues of economic development and entrepreneurship for clients such as the New York Times, Fortune, Reuters and the Knight Foundation.
She lives in Detroit with her husband, Karl; two pitbulls, Maddie and Beaubien; and a stray cat, Jack, who is the boss of them all.