Christopher Adam is a freelance journalist, writer and editor with experience working in television, digital and print. He also is a volunteer crisis counselor and mental health advocate. Adam is a Northwest Indiana native with a degree in communications from Purdue University. Read some of his recent work for Northwest Indiana Business Magazine.
Lauren Caggiano is a Fort Wayne-based writer. A 2007 graduate of the University of Dayton, she returned to Northeast Indiana to pursue her career. For more than 10 years, she has worked in journalism, public relations, marketing and digital media. She writes for several local (News-Sentinel, Business People, Glo), regional (The Municipal) and national publications (Midwest Living). She also writes for the Visit Fort Wayne blog, which was named Best Multi-Author Blog: Small Business by the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly and Keyflow Creative. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, travel and working out. View some of Lauren's recent work for Northwest Indiana Business Magazine.
Catherine McCoy is a Milwaukee-based journalist with experience in writing for lifestyle magazines and trade publications around the Midwest. McCoy is a proud Marquette University alumna and lover of all things Wisconsin. Read some of Catherine's recent work for Northwest Indiana Business Magazine.
Carrie Napoleon is an experienced freelance journalist and media consultant. Carrie has more than two decades of experience working with both daily and weekly newspapers in Chicago’s south suburbs and in Northwest Indiana, including the Post Tribune/Chicago Tribune. Her previous roles include serving as assistant business editor for Star Newspapers/Midwest Suburban Publishing Co. in Tinley Park, Ill., and as managing editor for Great Lakes Publishing Inc. in Portage, which published six weekly newspapers, including the Hobart Gazette, Merrillville Herald, Portage Journal, Crown Point News, Winfield News and Valparaiso News. Read some of Carrie Napoleon's recent work for Northwest Indiana Business Magazine.
Philip Potempa is a 1992 graduate of Valparaiso University. He began covering theater, arts and features stories in Indiana, Michigan and Illinois for The South Bend Tribune in 1992, before joining The Times of Northwest Indiana and Illinois in 1995 where he worked as a features writer and daily entertainment newspaper columnist for more than two decades. In 2016, he joined The Post-Tribune and Chicago Tribune Media Group where his columns and feature stories run in print and online. He is the author of three published books chronicling stories, interviews, recipes and memories from his personal and professional experiences. Released in May 2010, his third book, “Further From the Farm,” (Pediment Press) features favorite celebrated stories from his interviews, including Mary Tyler Moore, Lily Tomlin, Julia Child, Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, Dolly Parton, Betty White, Karl Malden, Phil Donahue and Bea Arthur. He also is an adjunct instructor in communication at both Valparaiso University and Purdue University Northwest. When not lecturing in a classroom or in a theater seat, Philip divides his time between his family's farm in Northwest Indiana and his home in Chicago. Read some of Philip's recent work for Northwest Indiana Business Magazine.
Michael Puente, a professional journalist with 18 years experience, works full time for WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago Public Radio. He covers politics, environment and features in Northwest Indiana, southwest Michigan and Chicago’s South Side. For 11 years, Michael wrote for the Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana. Michael also spent two years writing for the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Ill., covering Chicago’s northwest suburbs. Michael is a contributing writer for Cafe Latino Lifestyles Magazine in Chicago and an adjunct faculty instructor at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Hammond. Since joining the staff of Chicago Public Radio, Michael has received numerous awards, including 2008’s “Best Reporter” by the Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association. Michael earned a bachelor of arts in Journalism from Calumet College of St. Joseph in Hammond. Michael resides in Merrillville, Ind., with his wife, Grace, and daughters Stephanie and Jessica. He is also a big White Sox, Bears and Bulls fan. View some of Michael's recent work for Northwest Indiana Business Magazine.
Hannah Reed is a recent graduate of Indiana University Bloomington where she studied journalism and creative writing. She was born and raised in Northwest Indiana and has more than eight years of experience as a journalist in both student-run newsrooms and daily newspapers. Read some of Hannah's recent work for Northwest Indiana Business Magazine.
Doug Ross is an award-winning journalist with 40 years of experience in Northwest Indiana. Ross is a native Hoosier and a graduate of Valparaiso University. View some of Doug's recent work for Northwest Indiana Business Magazine.