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Connect with Libby:

libby.cunningham@wcpo.com

513-713-3848

Twitter: @WCPOLibby
Instagram: @LibbySophia

When did you start working here? March 2013

Where else have you worked? The first time I ever saw my name in print was my senior year of high school, when a feature I wrote made it on the high school journalism page of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

I wasn't sure I wanted to pursue journalism, until I beat out a number of journalism students for a spot at Ohio University's newspaper, The Post.

Since then I've interned with The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Newark Advocate and Ohio University's Department of Women's and Gender Studies. I also served as an Editorial Assistant and Campus Staff member with The Athens News.

I got my first journalism job the last day of my post-college internship, in a state I'd never visited: Kentucky. I worked at the Community Press and Recorder, part of the Cincinnati Enquirer, from September 2011 until March 2013. 

Where did you go to college? Ohio University

What are you most proud of when it comes to your work? Before I was a community manager I was a newspaper girl. I am proud of my transition into a different medium.

I am also proud of the Kentucky Press Association Award I won during my first year with a full-time newspaper job. I received second place for a feature I wrote about a man who distributes a book about his wife's battle with cancer to those who also have family members battling cancer. 

What are you most proud of in your own life? Breaking into the journalism field, graduating from college, every time someone in my family gets teary-eyed saying they're proud of me. And, moving everything I own to a new apartment in my little Ford Fusion--twice!

What do you love about living in the Tri-State? It's up-and-coming, with a good sense of family. I like seeing the diversity in the neighborhoods and the number of young people who are making the city "cool." There's a strong sense of community here, and Cincinnati has it's own flavor. I'd never been to the Tri-State until I got a job here, and I've been welcomed with open arms. That's hard to find in a new city. 

What are your favorite local hangouts/places, sports & cultural institutions? Oakley Square, Covington, College Hill, Northside, Eden Park, Findlay Market, Washington Park, Over-The-Rhine, Price Hill, Hyde Park Square, Ault Park, Alms Park, Devou Park. Anywhere with Cincinnati chili. 

All-time favorites? TV shows: Snapped, Pittsburgh Steelers games, Glee, The Walking Dead; Books: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, World War Z, It's Kind of a Funny Story, anything by Jodi Picoult or Gillian Flynn; Bands: The Smiths, Kendrick Lamar, Britney Spears; Animal: Poodle 

Other than 9 On Your Side & WCPO.com, you get your news from: Rolling Stone, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Twitter, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, The New York Times 

Apps you can't live without? Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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