Virginia Annable

I am a government reporter with degree in journalism from the University of Florida and am in graduate school in digital communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I do my best to write and report accurate, impartial and whole information for the people as well as I can. I am a newsroom leader and strong manager.


University of Florida, 2014-2017
Bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis on editing and a minor in anthropology.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2021 - Dec. 2023
Master's degree in digital communications

Work experience

Lee Enterprises public service journalism team (Remote)

Investigative reporter, Oct. 2022 - Present
Dig into stories requiring long-term reporting work, manage data and vast amounts of reporting material and use news judgment to determine story worth.

The Hickory Daily Record (Hickory, NC)

Business, government and general assignment reporter, Nov 2019 – Now
Cover local business, write a business column weekly, cover Catawba County government and more for this daily paper with an emphasis on digital.

The Lenoir News-Topic (Lenoir, NC)

Government and Business Reporter, Jun 2017 – Nov 2019
Cover Lenoir city and Caldwell County government and business. Write 8-10 articles a week for a daily.

Her Campus Media

Chapter Advisor, Aug 2016 – Apr 2017
Communicate with eight individual chapters remotely to help with management and to ensure they meet weekly requirements. Communicate with nationals to report issues/updates. Use Google sheets, Doodle and Google hangout to keep in contact.

WUFT News (Gainesville, FL)

Advanced Web Editor, Jan 2016 – Apr 2017
Work with reporters to edit news articles for web. Keep an ear to the ground for breaking news and publish wire stories. Create and publish posts for WUFT's Twitter and Facebook.

WUFT News (Gainesville, FL)

Reporter, Aug 2016 – Dec 2016
Write and edit news articles for WUFT, an all-inclusive media station covering Alachua and the surrounding counties. Interview government officials, locals and more, attend events, record video, sound and take photos. Live-cover elections including tweeting and writing articles. Helped moderate a local political radio debate.

Her Campus UFL (Gainesville, FL)

Blogger, Aug 2014 – Dec 2016
Write weekly articles for the UFL section of Her Campus on lifestyle including fitness, food and DIY. Work with an editor and team to refine my ideas and write for the collegiate audience.


Writer, Jun 2016 – Aug 2016
Write bi-weekly travel articles for this up and coming media site. Research and use my own travel experience to write informed and quippy articles.

WellFlorida (Gainesville, FL)

Communications Intern, May 2016 – Jul 2016
Use HootSuite to handle day-to-day social media (Facebook, Twitter), post blog posts and events on WordPress, proofread pamphlets, synthesize and write the newsletter, write press releases and put together marketing packets.

Holbrook Travel (Gainesville, FL)

Communications Intern, Jun 2015 – Aug 2015
Help with the redesign of their website, design and edit of flyers and pamphlets on Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, write and research travel blog posts and copy edit content.


Paul S. Rothstein, Attorney (Gainesville, FL)

Legal Assistant, Jun 2014 – Apr 2015
Communicate in the office and with clients, scan and organize files, do monthly bill pay reports and enter transactions into QuickBooks, legal document review, organize travel and more.


Twitter ▪ Instagram ▪ Facebook ▪ Snapchat ▪ Periscope ▪ HootSuite Certified ▪ Buffer ▪ Tweetdeck ▪ Medium ▪ WordPress▪ Canva ▪ Photoshop ▪ InDesign ▪ Premier Pro CC ▪ Basic HTML, CSS ▪ Excel ▪ Word ▪ PowerPoint ▪ Publisher

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