Abbey Marshall

Akron Beacon Journal

Reporter Profile

Abbey Marshall covers Akron city government for the Akron Beacon Journal in Akron, Ohio.  Marshall is a 2020 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where she studied on a full academic scholarship awarded to a student pursuing a career in reporting. Throughout her collegiate career, she completed two internships at The Columbus Dispatch as a metro reporter and web producer. She recently returned from Washington, D.C., where she covered breaking news as an intern at Politico. Having worked at a nonprofit in Mumbai, studied French and media in Aix-en-Provence and covered politics in the nation’s capital, she ultimately realized she missed the state she calls home and the fight for solid local journalism.

Beat: Akron city government

Akron city government and politics reporter focused on key issues in the city of Akron, not routine government actions. Includes neighborhood issues, police reform, major developments, zoning and housing issues. Also focuses heavily on the local political scene, especially those holding top elected offices and seeking those offices and county parties.