An experienced writer and journalist, Annemarie Mannion has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature and Humanistic Studies from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She earned a Master of Science Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University.
She worked for the Chicago Tribune for 14 years first as an editing assistant and then as a reporter on a wide variety of beats including municipal government, education, crime, real estate and business. She also served as the editor of a 20-page weekly newspaper covering issues and news in Chicago’s suburbs.
Prior to working for the Chicago Tribune, Mannion was employed at the Indiana State House where she wrote and broadcast a radio show distributed to stations throughout the state. She also wrote on a freelance basis for the Indianapolis News.
Throughout her career, Mannion has worked as a freelance writer and editor for business to business and business to consumer publications and websites. Some of the publications for which she has written include Risk & Insurance magazine, Engineering News Record, Chicago Health, and Middle Market Growth magazine. She also has written features for such publications and websites such as Hakai magazine, Rotarian magazine, and WTTW-Channel 11 (PBS-Chicago).
Some issues Mannion has recently covered include the detrimental effects of artificial light on sea turtles, charges against public officials in the Flint, Michigan water crisis and cyber security during mergers and acquisitions for manufacturers.
Mannion has received several awards including the 2020 MORE award for reporting excellence from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a national award for deadline reporting from The Society for Professional Journalists as part of a team covering a February 2011 blizzard that battered Chicago. A novel she is writing also was recognized in 2019 as a semi-finalist for the Soon to be Famous Illinois Manuscript Project.