Abbey Marshall is a senior at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, studying journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a French minor and visual communications specialization. She is a recipient of the Wood Cutler Scholar Award, a full merit scholarship with additional enrichment opportunities including outdoor leadership, service internship, international experience and professional internship.
Interested in a career in Washington, D.C., Abbey is a White House Correspondents’ Association Scholar. She attended the 2019 WHCA Dinner and was recognized as an outstanding journalism student. She works with a White House Correspondent mentor and will complete a fall internship in D.C.
Abbey is currently a web producer at The Columbus Dispatch, where she runs social media handles, produces podcasts, tracks analytics, writes for web and more. She previously interned on the metro desk of The Columbus Dispatch in summer 2018, covering a variety of issues and breaking news for the newspaper at the capital of Ohio.
She also worked as a communications intern in summer 2017 for Magic Bus India, a nonprofit based in Mumbai focused on activity-based education and gender equality, where she spent a majority of her summer interviewing and sharing the stories of young girls in city slums.
During the school year, she is a freelancer for The Athens Messenger, a local paper covering the city and county. She also co-hosts and produces a podcast for the Scripps College of Communication, where she works as a Scripps College Ambassador. Other multimedia work includes a podcast she co-hosts, writes and produces.
When she’s not in the newsroom or working as a barista at Donkey Coffee and Espresso, Abbey is most likely drinking coffee and reading a book or watching “Parks and Recreation”… again.