It is only fitting that Blair Chavis is an Oy! contributor, as "oy" is one of the most frequently uttered words in her vocabulary, according to her co-workers, friends and family.
Blair is an Editor at Prime Publishing LLC, an online publishing company. She edits and managing several lifestyle Web sites. She also does freelance reporting on the side.
At 18, Blair stepped onto the hippie-filled sidewalks of Madison, WI, to later graduate from the University of Wisconsin in 2006 with a double degree in journalism and English.
Prior to working for Prime Publishing, Blair worked as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune's Triblocal.com, a suburban subsidiary (try saying that three times fast), focused on hyper-local community news and making the Web hip for newspapers. She reported on happenings in the North Shore of Chicago-an ironic twist-because that's where she grew up. Blair also tried her hand at broadcast journalism, first at an NBC affiliate in Madison and then moved back to Chicago to join forces with Chicago Public Radio. First as an intern, and then as a freelance reporter and producer, Blair covered a broad range of stories about local and national politics, immigration, housing, the environment, healthcare, education and the arts.
When she's not wearing her journalist hat, Blair enjoys writing creatively, watching foreign and independent films and eating dessert first. She also has a weakness for Hugh Grant movies and all things Food Network.
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