Reflecting on three months covering Fishers


Last week, Fishers clocked in on CNN Money’s “100 Best Places to Live inAmerica” list at No. 12.

In the brief write-up on your little corner of the state, CNN’s Doris Martinez talks about the parks acreage and Flavor of Fishers Festival – as well as the impending downtown redevelopment.

After writing about Fishers for a little more than three months now, I can say that what CNN doesn’t know is that they wrote about a town that is as complex as its residents.

In the span of three months I wrote about Olympians in training, a cop with a unique business, two brothers fighting recovering from brain surgery and local children’s book authors – to name a few.

I tell people I interview that I get to write about stories I never fathomed I’d have the chance to tell others about.

As the fall approaches, my focus is beginning to turn towards another issue that I couldn’t have imagined writing about – a referendum that has the power to change what CNN’s list says is one of the greatest towns in America into a great city, or a “modernized city.” Or, if the voters choose, it could keep things just the way they are.

In an issue of Current earlier in August, we ran the questions as they would appear on the upcoming referendum, and I heard from readers who asked for more, and wanted it kept out of the opinion section.

To those that are looking for more information: As events unfold leading up to the referendum expect coverage. When the big vote gets closer – we are still in August – we plan on getting the information into the hands of readers. Just now scratching the surface, it’s obvious it’s an iceberg of an issue.

Between the referendum, downtown redevelopment and the academic year going into full swing, I’m going to be writing about a wide variety of issues that many news junkies and journalists would love to cover. And as always, I want to know what you think. I’m here to help you tell your story, and I’m happy to do it.

If you’d like to chat with me, you can find me at the Starbucks and Old National Bank on116th Streetoff of I-69 from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesdays.