Margo Milanowski: Meet the Roundtable's Newest Reporter

Former CCAN intern goes on to accomplish great things in journalism

RoundTable reporter Margo Milanowski. Credit: RoundTable File Photo

To me, reporting is about being in conversation with your community – and boy, do I love to talk. I am so excited to continue my conversation with the Evanston community as a reporter with the Evanston RoundTable.I started my education in journalism six years ago at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. While there, I had incredible opportunities to learn through my courses, clubs and various internships.

I got the chance to see grassroots environmental policy organizing while interning at the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. I parsed through research data at Popular Science for a semester, and even pitched a regional Great Lakes shipwrecks feature.

After graduating, I did some freelance food writing and ended up as a copywriter for a cookware company. I met a lot of truly incredible people and made long-lasting professional relationships and, more importantly, friendships. I also got a lot of free food.

I knew, though, that I wanted to get back into reporting, and to continue that conversation I started six years ago as a freshman studying journalism. With time, and the support of those around me, I found my way back to reporting – and I’m thrilled about it!

Reporter Margo Milanowski’s two cats, Pluto (above) and Atlas (below). Credit: Margo Milanowski

All of my experience has prepared me in different ways to serve the Evanston community as a journalist, and I’m ready to dig in. There are a lot of specifics I’m excited to report on in this city, from the budding alternative 911 civilian response program to the goal of carbon neutrality by 2035.

Personally, I like bike riding, rock climbing and my two cats, Pluto and Atlas. I have a soft spot for 2000s dramas like Gossip Girl and The O.C. I love planning parties and events for all my friends, spending as much time as possible on Lake Michigan and experimenting in my kitchen. I post phenology walks where I observe seasonal change in plants and animals on my Instagram.

If you want to know more about me, reach out! I’m always available to hear tips or feedback – or just to talk.

This post was originally published on the Evanston Roundtable official website.