Jennifer Hlad has worked as a newspaper reporter in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, as a television producer and website editor for the NBC affiliate in Wilmington, N.C., and as the interactive content editor for The Daily News in Jacksonville, N.C. She has also interned for American Journalism Review, The (Annapolis, Md.) Capital and Morris Communications. She earned her bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2002 and graduated with a master of journalism degree from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism this spring.