ABOUT US: Welcome to the Fish, Lori Nitschke

Lori Nitschke covered City Hall at the Grand Forks Herald doors from 1992 and 1994.

A native of Ashley in southeast North Dakota, Lori is a 1991 University of North Dakota journalism/political science graduate who also has a master’s degree in journalism (2002) and an MBA (2003) from Columbia University.

She got her start in journalism at the Minot (N.D.) Daily News (1991-92). Later, she worked at the Grand Forks Herald, followed by reporting stints in Washington, D.C., with the Congressional Quarterly (six years) and the Omaha (Neb.) World Herald (2004-05).

In her first blog for the Fish, Nitschke recalls with fondness and respect her experience at the Herald in the early ’90s, a period when the newsroom was on its way to reaching the end of its climb to the summit. Newsroom colleagues would agree in saying Lori was energetic, smart, talented and cool under fire — and she always was quick to smile despite having to cover City Hall, a tough, complicated news coverage beat.

Like thousands and thousands of her peers, she left journalism is 2005 for the world of corporate marketing, where she found her passion. She currently is Global Head of Digital Marketing at Marsh Inc., a risk and insurance services subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies. She lives in New York City with her son, Christian.

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