Haley Parnell is now part of the LINK Media team as a general assignment reporter.
Northerners of Kentucky and supporters of the area, allow me to introduce myself: My name is Haley Parnell, I am a resident of Northern Kentucky, recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati, and I am passionate about tell the stories of others.
I look forward to starting my new role as a General Assignment Journalist for LINK Media and starting my journalism career in my own backyard.
I believe journalists work for the people. I see my role as a journalist as a voice for our region to keep you abreast of decisions that could affect you, your neighbors and your community.
I hope to help LINK Media become the most trusted and trusted source of information for the people of NKY.
A little glimpse of me: I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in April 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. I hadn’t always intended to become a journalist. I struggled to declare a major and looked for something that I thought would be fulfilling and challenging, something that wouldn’t be the same from day to day or look boring.
Come in, journalism.
I have always loved writing and decided to immerse myself in the field almost halfway through my college career. I still wasn’t convinced this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life until I did an internship for Cincinnati Magazine as a digital media intern. I started having conversations with real people with real stories to tell.
Putting on different hats and learning the roles of different people and industries makes what I can do so amazing.
Along with my internship, during my time at UC, I wrote stories for UC News, CincyPet Magazine and The news record– The UC school newspaper. Writing for these platforms has been a great experience, and I plan to implement this practical experience into my writing at LINK Media.
For the past four years while in school, I also worked at the Cold Spring Home Depot which was a great experience, and I look forward to now serving my community in a way different.
In my spare time, when I’m not consumed with my laptop typing a story, I dabble in painting and interior design. You might also find me reading and avidly drinking coffee, all of which gives me a creative escape.
Having the confidence to tell your stories is a privilege I don’t intend to take lightly. As I begin this new chapter in my life at LINK Media, I hope you all join me.