Ceili Doyle reports for The Columbus Dispatch, focusing on rural issues. The Dispatch’s readership area includes a large swath of Appalachia and Doyle covers it all, from health care to mining to transportation. She covered crime and public health — writing about police-community relations, mental health and health care policies — and contributed to breaking news and enterprise coverage of the Dayton, Ohio mass shooting during an internship with The Dispatch. She served as managing editor of Miami University of Ohio’s award-winning, independent student-run weekly, The Miami Student. In college, Doyle’s focus as a reporter was on crime, sexual assault and alcohol abuse. She also established and supervised The Student’s branch of audio journalism. Her work at Miami garnered her multiple first-place Mark of Excellence awards, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. She graduated from Miami in May 2020 with B.A. in journalism and political science. Doyle is from Willow Springs, Illinois.
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