Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Emmel-Duke moved to Minnesota in 2008 and completed a bachelor's in journalism at the University of Minnesota in 2017. He has worked in special education, catering, digital publishing and marketing, and beekeeping.
Boone attended Indiana University where she majored in journalism with a focus on graphic design. Outside of work, she can be found gardening at her community plot, hammocking in Loring Park or exploring new corners of Minneapolis by bike.
A native of St. Joseph, Minn., Kuebelbeck and her husband have two daughters and live in St. Paul. She graduated from the College of St. Benedict and has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She has written two books related to the topics of prenatal diagnosis and palliative care, has been a copy editor for Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Media, and also coordinates liturgical music for a church in St. Paul and plays piano and guitar. She and her husband, a journalism professor, recently spent a semester living in Prague.
Davis grew up in St. Louis Park and currently lives in the North Loop with his wife and golden retriever, Kirby. He also continues to teach at the Missouri School of Journalism, his alma mater.
A Cincinnati native and graduate of Ohio University, Mukherjee previously worked on the graphics team at the San Francisco Chronicle and the watchdog team at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
A Wisconsin native, Pearson has covered everything from immigration to cops and courts to lifestyle news.
Hutton was previously the editor of Minnesota Monthly and Midwest Home magazines and City Pages' food critic. She has written frequently about restaurants, travel, and design and enjoys profiling interesting people. A Minnesota native, Hutton returned home after stints in the Bay Area and New York City and has traveled the state extensively, from the Spring Grove Soda factory near the Iowa border to the Northwest Angle, which pokes into the Canadian one. She has a degree in product design from Stanford and co-edited an essay collection about life "before the mortgage" prior to settling in the Twin Cities.
Stanley is a native of Milwaukee and loves the outdoors. He graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in English.
A Somali native who resettled to Minnesota in 2005, Ibrahim earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in investigative and data journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. In 2016, he was awarded a leadership fellowship from the St. Paul-based Bush Foundation. Ibrahim was a 2018 recipient of Above the Fold award, which honors alumni of the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication under the age of 40 who have made exceptional contributions to their fields.
Chris Hine was the Star Tribune's sports analytics reporter before taking over the Wolves beat, He previously spent eight years covering college sports and the Chicago Blackhawks for the Chicago Tribune. He is an amateur piano player and songwriter in his spare time and has an unhealthy obsession with the music of Carole King. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.
Born in Edmonton and raised in Arizona, Mclellan is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
Armed with a degree in the lucrative field of history, Chris has written for publications that vary from a small-town newspaper to a city magazine to national sites. He's probably reading a good book right this minute.
Palazzolo is a newsroom developer at the Star Tribune creating interactive, visual content as well as tools used throughout the newsroom. He previously worked in similar positions at WNYC and MinnPost and was an inaugural Code for America fellow. Before coming to journalism, Alan created technology for nonprofit organizations.
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Ryan covered the Minnesota United FC during its first two years of existence. She previously spent two years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covering Penn State football, Robert Morris basketball and high school sports. A Minnesota native and Minneapolis resident, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a major in journalism and minors in management and global studies. She has lived in Pennsylvania, Texas (covering the real Friday Night Lights for the Dallas Morning News) and New York (as a sports copy editor for a summer through the Dow Jones News Fund).
A native of Richfield, Carr grew up reading the Star Tribune. Somewhere in his mom's basement is an old photo of Chris, sitting on 1970s shag carpet in some groovy brown corduroys, holding a Star Tribune that was bigger than he was. After graduating from Wisconsin-Eau Claire, He worked in Washington D.C., Milwaukee and Charlotte before jumping at an opportunity to work for the hometown newspaper. He will always only own male dogs, so he at least has a fighting chance at home against the three ladies (two little ones, one grown-up) of his life.
Zgoda has been a Star Tribune sportswriter so long, his first beat directly out of college was covering the North Stars. In nearly 30 years, he has covered the NHL, the Wolves and the NBA twice (he missed the first Kevin Garnett era, which says something about his sense of timing), Gophers and NCAA athletics, the radio/TV beat, major-championship golf and outdoor recreation.
Read was formerly a staff writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, covering neighborhoods and news features. She has written for Salon, Real Simple, Working Mother, More, Minnesota Monthly, River Teeth, Brevity, Family Money, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Toronto Globe and Mail. Her writing has appeared in several anthologies including Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir. Read has won a Minnesota State Arts Board grant and numerous literary awards, as well as four fellowships for journalists on aging. Most recently, she was a finalist for the 2018 AP-NORC Journalism Fellowship.