Merritt McLaughlin

Merritt McLaughlin - Writer / Reporter

Merritt McLaughlin joined Grow INdiana Media Ventures in December 2018, after graduating from Ball State University with a Journalism degree and a minor in creative writing.

She previously worked as a freelance writer for Indianapolis Monthly and staff writer for Ball State's Ball Bearings Magazine.

The New Hampshire native has won several writing awards from organizations including the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Indiana Collegiate Press, the Ball State Department of Journalism and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Merritt spends her spare time at home in Muncie watching The Office, drinking coffee and playing roller derby.

5 Questions For Merritt

1. Where can we find you when you're not working?

When I’m not at work you’ll find me on eight wheels with my roller derby team, the Cornfed Derby Dames.

2. If you weren't doing what you do today, what other job would you have?

Oh! I’d love to be the person that samples fancy new dishes and snacks and then reviews them. It seems like a win-win for everyone.

3. Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car? Why?

I’m honestly confused as to why unicorn isn’t on this list. I choose unicorn.

4. What would you do if you won the lottery?

As long as it’s not Shirley Jackson’s version of The Lottery, I would put the money toward student loans and scratch-offs.

5. What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

A Kindle, an unassembled dresser from IKEA (sure to keep me busy for at least three years) and the Krabby Patty secret formula.

Contact: Merritt McLaughlin

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