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Mary Agnes Welch

Public policy reporter

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Mary Agnes Welch joined the Free Press in 2002, first as a general assignment reporter and then covering city hall and the Manitoba legislature before moving to her current post as public policy reporter.

Before Winnipeg, she worked at the Windsor Star and the Odessa American, a small daily newspaper in West Texas. There, in addition to covering more than 20 counties, she took high-school football scores from coaches all over West Texas by phone every Friday night.

Mary Agnes is a graduate of Columbia University’s journalism school, has won several Western Ontario Newspaper Awards and has been part of two teams of reporters nominated for a Michener Award. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, she was nominated for a National Newspaper Award in the beat category.

She is the former national president of the Canadian Association of Journalists, and one of four Canadian reporters awarded a 2012-13 Southam Journalism Fellow at Massey College at the University of Toronto.  She spend the year at the U of T studying aboriginal policy, urban planning and Canadian politics, while also schmoozing fancy people at Massey College.

She once misspelled "Shih Tzu" in the paper and received 37 emails from angry dog owners.

maryagnes.welch@freepress.mb.ca

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