NAME: Stacey Creasy
PHONE: (309) 252-8440
CITY: Springfield, IL
SALARY REQUESTED: $28,000
Colchester Elementary School, 1965-1973, Colchester, IL, 62326
Colchester and Macomb High School, 1973-1977, Colchester and Macomb, IL.
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 1979-1980.
Prairie Sun Music/News Magazine, Peoria, IL., 1980-1982
Served as a freelance writer, previewing-reviewing concerts, album (real vinyl albums back then), night club acts, plays, etc. Publisher/editor: Bill Knight (309-298-1414).
Macomb Journal, owned by Park Communications, Macomb IL., 1983-1987
Served as the entertainment writer-editor. Designed our entertainment pages at the time
I covered the entire entertainment beat, from school plays to rock concerts. Publisher: Don Black, Macomb, IL.
Wal-Mart, Jacksonville, IL., 1987-1990
Macomb Journal, (Park Comm.), Macomb, IL., 1990-1995
Served as the entertainment editor and covered the city government/ crime and courts beat.
I expanded the "Happenings" entertainment section from four ages to16-20 pages, self-supported by its own ADs. Park promoted me to managing editor and sent me to run a paper in Plymouth, IN in July, 1993. I left Park in 1995 to pursue writing jobs with a couple of metro papers.
South Bend Tribune, South Bend, IN
Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN
I served as a writer for both papers from 1995 until 1998. Between the two papers I covered a 17-county region in Indiana. I penned two to four articles or briefs each day.
Plymouth Pilot News (CNHI Inc.), Plymouth, IN., 1999-2003
I served as an editor/regional news director over-seeing one daily and five weekly newspapers. In addition to writing and assigning articles for each paper, I handled the layout for each publication.
Gatehouse Media, Galesburg, IL., 2004-2008
Served as the editor of the Macomb Journal for one year before taking the job as the editor of the Monmouth Daily Review Atlas for three years.
Lois Schrodt 309-776-5244
Bill Knight 309-298-1414
Selepri Amachree 757-503-0710
I am a dedicated and driven individual who has always lived by one standard: Do whatever it takes to succeed.
Posted on Fri, March 13, 2009