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Meet Michael Perry
Position at The Enquirer: Senior news director for content. Former features editor, sports editor, managing editor for non-daily products and new initiatives and sports reporter.
Why I became a journalist
I’ve had a passion for it from the moment I started at my college newspaper. Love the story-telling, the competition, the deadlines, the pressure. All of it.
What I like best about my job
No two days are the same. And there is an incredible adrenaline rush that comes with breaking news. You meet interesting people. Also, you can always get better.
A story I worked on that has had a lasting impact on me
So many. The shooting at Fountain Square in 2018 stands out. Horrific event. Hard to process in the moment. Incredible teamwork and professionalism by our team. There were a lot of memorable sports stories and personalities from when I was covering Xavier and UC basketball.
What is the biggest challenge I face
Shutting off. It’s a 24/7 news cycle more than ever, but I’ve always struggled with this.
What I like to do when I’m not working
Family and travel. We've tried to get the family hiking together; that's not easy. Oh, and I started playing pickleball late in 2019. It’s helped me stay active during these stay-at-home months.
Favorite event or Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky tradition
The Crosstown Shootout. No question.
Why journalism matters
How much space do we have? In a universe where checks and balances are so important, having trained journalists with reporting, data-mining and interviewing skills is so valuable for any community.
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