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Maria Szatkowski

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As a content strategist, I get to combine my love for creating content with my passion for creative storytelling. I have the pleasure of working with clients (and our team) to deliver data-driven stories that are unique and newsworthy. As a former local news reporter & anchor, I’m driven by facts. Discovering new angles or ideas for stories that use those facts to connect readers of all backgrounds is at my core.

How I Spend My Free Time

I’m a huge fan of walking the lakefront and eating or getting drinks anywhere that has a patio so I can bring my dog, Dolly. I’m an avid reader and TV-watcher, and a huge nerd when it comes to things like Star Wars, Harry Potter (I’m a Ravenclaw), Marvel, etc. I also love to travel. I’ve been to 24 countries (so far), and the list of places I want to visit continually grows. I am a loyal Detroit sports fan, and look forward to the Lions winning the Super Bowl…which I have faith will happen once in my lifetime.

I love using my background in journalism to help clients create original data-driven stories with unique angles that ultimately engage and inform readers.

Fun Facts About Me

I’ve studied multiple languages, but my strongest fluency skills are in Italian and Japanese. My grandma is from Italy, and I have dozens of cousins overseas.

I started playing the drums when I was 10 and was section leader of the drumline in high school.

I’m a Loyola University Chicago graduate, and I’ve been blessed to have interacted with Sister Jean numerous times. In fact, she and I lived on the same dorm floor my freshman year. #GoBlers