Susan Cover

Susan Cover

Susan Cover has been a journalist for 24 years, working at newspapers in Kansas, Rhode Island, Ohio and Maine. In 2002, Susan moved to Maine to cover state government and spent 10 years in the Statehouse Bureau working for the Kennebec Journal. She covered state budgets, hundreds of bills, and referenda campaigns including bear baiting and marriage equality. In 2013, Susan was promoted to city editor at the Kennebec Journal, leading a team of reporters and photographers to put out each day’s paper. Susan is a graduate of Muskingum University in Ohio and has a master’s degree in newspaper journalism from Syracuse University. Most recently, Susan left daily newspaper journalism to pursue freelance writing and her other passion – taking run-down houses in Kennebec County and bringing them back to life. She lives in Augusta with her partner and their pets – Piper the cat and Wooley the dog.


LATEST ARTICLES

Altered State

Altered State

With control in the Legislature and Janet Mills in the Blaine House, Maine Democrats shift their focus to implementing Medicaid expansion and executing a blue agenda.

Upstream Battle

Upstream Battle

The prospect of having the world’s largest indoor salmon farm in their city has divided Belfast residents. Many are concerned about environmental impacts, others see much-needed tax relief.

Proficiency-based Letdown?

Proficiency-based Letdown?

After six years of confusion, heated criticism and lack of state direction, proficiency-based diplomas are no longer required. Now it’s up to school districts to decide for themselves.

Steve Mistler

Steve Mistler

The News Makers: Maine's Most Trusted Journalists Steve Mistler Some of what reporters do is routine. If handed a press release, for example, they might make a few phone calls to get quotes and context and quickly produce a story ready for publication. But...

Mike Lowe

Mike Lowe

The News Makers: Maine's Most Trusted Journalists Mike Lowe   Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram sports writer Mike Lowe says he was a mediocre high school athlete. So he had to find another way to satisfy his appetite for sports. Fortunately,...

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