I am senior digital news content producer for LehighValleyNews.com. I joined Lehigh Valley Public Media’s news department as assignment editor in 2018 after working in journalism for more than 30 years. Named a National Press Foundation fellow three times for my work in print journalism, I’ve also been recognized by the Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association and with several Keystone Press Awards from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. During my 27 years at The Morning Call in Allentown, I worked business, features and municipal beats. I’ve taught college journalism throughout the Lehigh Valley and managed a local digital news platform for AOL/Patch for several years. I’m a graduate of Marywood University and I’ve discovered that grandchildren are life’s best gift. Contact me at MariellaM@lehighvalleynews.com or 610-984-8222.