AbouT megan marples
I am a student at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix, Arizona. I am working toward earning my degree in journalism and my minor in tourism management. I will be graduating in December 2019 and staying on for an additional year to complete my master's in journalism in December 2020. I am also a student at Barrett, The Honors College.
My focus is in multimedia travel journalism. I write stories, take photographs, shoot video, produce podcasts and build websites with interactive elements. I also have covered a wide variety of topics, from sports to concerts to restaurant openings. I currently work at Cronkite News as a photographer and videographer. I have interned at CNN and Phoenix New Times
My goal is to gain more real-world experience in travel journalism by working for media outlets like NBC, Travel Channel, and National Geographic. I want to continue contributing to the way readers and consumers digest information, plan their travels and learn about the world.
In my free time, I enjoy traveling to different countries and exploring their heritage sites. I have been to Ireland multiple times and keep coming back for the breathtaking views and friendly locals.