De Soto’s new Journo
My name is Laura Herring and I am a new journo for www.desotoexplorer.com. Is something important happening in the community? Let me know. Call me at (913) 585-1616 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am a recent graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and I now proudly hold a degree in photojournalism. I spent the last year and a half at The Columbia Missourian, working as a staff reporter, staff photographer and photo editor.
Despite being a born and raised Missourian, I'm excited about my move to Kansas and the opportunity to get to know the De Soto community. I grew up in the small, rural town of Butler, Mo., located about an hour south of Kansas City, Mo. My family has been farming in west-central Missouri for more than 100 years, and I grew up raising many types of livestock and crops.
I became interested in photography during my preteen years and decided to channel that into journalism in high school and never looked back. I am also a self-declared Francophile and hold a minor in French. I spent the summer of 2009 studying in Paris and exploring other parts of Europe. I had a wonderful time there, but I'm happy that this new position in De Soto will put me closer to my family in Missouri, especially my three nieces and my nephew.