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Michael R. Danahey


Summary
Writer, journalist and published author with more than 20 years of experience informing,
educating and entertaining readers

Experience
Staff Reporter May 1997 - December 2018
Copley Press // Chicago Sun-Times Media // Chicago Tribune Publications // Courier-News
• Covered breaking, general and feature news, wrote Sunday pieces on tight deadlines, frequently creating as many as 12 stories in a week
• Cultivated and utilized a strong network of sources and resources to generate stories
• Used FOIA and other tools to write enterprise and investigative pieces
• Supported stories with photo galleries and video features
• Promoted and developed stories through social media
• Accolades include 2016 Illinois Associated Press Media Editors First Place for

Enterprise Reporting
Editorial Board Member December 2007 - March 2008 Chicago Sun-Times
• Worked as part of a team to create editorials on news of the day and to come to consensus on making political endorsements
• Edited emails and letters to the editor
Staff Reporter and Columnist October 2002 – March 2005
Chicago Sun-Times Red Streak
• Worked as part of a startup team chosen to launch the Red Streak, a free publication geared toward Chicago commuters
• Covered breaking news, particularly Chicago stories
• Wrote columns related to news, events and pop culture from a humorous perspective
39 N. Grove St. | Carpentersville, IL 60110
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Freelance Writer, Author 2008 to Present
MDanahey Communications
Freelance writing for nonprofits, agencies, universities, businesses and individuals advising and providing a broad range of content including articles, press releases, op-ed pieces, presentations, speeches, blog and social media posts
Chicago’s Historic Irish Pubs (Arcadia, 2011)
Co-authored a book on the history of the Irish and their pubs in Chicago, from the earliest days of the city to the recent trend of building Irish pubs in the suburbs
University of Notre Dame | College of Arts and Letters Sept 2011 – Feb 2015
Wrote freelance features and profiles about professors, students, graduates and programs across various departments for university publications and websites
Irish American News | Free Craic 2014 - Present
Writing freelance travelogues, personality profiles, humor and arts-related pieces for a free publication and related websites, which are geared toward the Irish-American community living in the Midwest

Education
University of Denver
BA, Psychology | Minor in Mass Communication
Second City Training Center, Chicago
Players’ Workshop Graduate

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