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Mary Walrath is an award-winning journalist who is currently the Arts and Leisure Editor and Reporter at the Scarsdale Inquirer in the greater NYC area. She is an alumna of the Newhouse School of Syracuse University where she graduated with her master's in Arts Journalism and Nazareth College where she received her bachelor’s in Communications Media and Sociology. Her extensive journalism and communications background includes interning at and freelancing for publications in multiple cities and states such as the Rochester CITY Newspaper, Syracuse.com, and Street Sense Media, D.C.

Her interest in cultural and social reporting is informed by an eclectic background of experience ranging from on-the-street reporting in D.C. to working with leading arts critics from across the country. More than anything, she believes in the power of good storytelling, meaningful journalism and her cat who is named after a classical literature character.

Her past areas of focus and expertise include internet and pop culture, social issues, tech and media, homelessness and poverty, education and mental health, theatre, music and performing arts. Beyond the newsroom, she has experience telling stories for non-profits through social media, communications media management and field research. She would also like everyone reading this to tell their pets that she loves them.