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Meet Our New Local Editor

Brittany Tressler takes the helm of the Perkiomen Valley Patch today

Hi, Patch Readers!

I want to take a second to introduce myself as the new Perkiomen Valley Patch Local Editor.

I have been freelancing over the summer, and started guest editing last week, so I have already talked to many Patch readers and community leaders - I look forward to meeting many more!

Some Information about me:

I was born and raised in the Souderton area, until I went to college at the University of Maryland - College Park. While there, I earned a double degree in journalism and government and politics, and a minor in rhetoric. I am a very proud Terp - I was in the Greek system, student government, interned on Capitol Hill, wrote for entertainment blogs, copy edited for military magazines… I took full advantage of all there was to do in the Metro DC area, and I loved my time there!

I always knew that I would make my way back to Montgomery County, though. My first job out of college was right here in the Perkiomen Valley - as the outreach coordinator for a State Representative.  I had a great time meeting business leaders, community officials and residents. I went on to work in politics in Montgomery County. It has been four years, and I am now very excited to get back to full-time writing and reporting!

Saying that I worked in politics (the Republican Party, to be exact) may strike a nerve with some readers - but I wanted to put it out there. While my previous experience is a part of me, I have a journalistic commitment to report the news objectively, and that is exactly what I will do.  Over my past few months freelancing, I've learned how nice it is to completely remove politics from my job, after being entrenched in it for far too long!

I am always open to your story ideas, suggestions and criticisms. Please never hesitate to contact me at 484-684-4590 or at Brittany.Tressler@patch.com.

I look forward to meeting you around town!

Britt

Brittany Tressler, Local Editor

Perkiomen Valley Patch

matt September 04, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Best of Luck!!
Keith Heffintrayer September 04, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Welcome aboard! The Perkiomen Valley Patch is in great hands.
Colleen Algeo September 05, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Welcome! Brittany... sounds like you are perfect for the role.
Brittany Tressler September 05, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Thank you! It has certainly been an exciting first few days!

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