Bridge adds veteran of nation’s best newspapers to its editing ranks

Monica Williams is Bridge’s new copy editor and production manager.

Monica Williams, a Detroit native and editor at some of the nation’s premier newspapers, has joined Bridge Magazine as copy editor and production manager.

Williams’ arrival is the latest in a two-year staff expansion at Bridge that has seen the addition of environment, health, Detroit and state capitol reporters, another editor and a growth strategist, at a time when traditional daily newsrooms are shrinking and cutting coverage.

A native of northwest Detroit, Williams returns to Michigan after serving as editor in chief of Quill, an Indianapolis-based magazine produced by the Society of Professional Journalists, and two years in South Korea, where she was editor and digital media manager for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games.

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In a career spanning more than 20 years, Williams also has worked as an editor and writer at The Detroit News, The Boston Globe, The Cincinnati Enquirer and The Wall Street Journal, as well as at a corporate law firm.

Among other duties, she oversaw education coverage at The Cincinnati Enquirer, served as senior special writer and news editor for business coverage at The Wall Street Journal and wrote articles, book reviews and edited stories for The Boston Globe.

Monica has a world of experience and savvy and we are thrilled to bring such a versatile journalist to Bridge,” said David Zeman, senior editor at Bridge. 

“She is already making a difference with her copy editing, social media and production skills, which gives all of us more time to improve our work for readers.”

Willams has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Temple University. You can reach her at mwilliams@bridgemi.com.

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Comments

Maryce Farrell
Fri, 09/06/2019 - 3:13pm

Welcome Monica. I hope you enjoy your new job!!

Monica Williams
Fri, 09/06/2019 - 5:24pm

Thanks so much, Maryce!

Warren Cook
Fri, 09/06/2019 - 6:35pm

Your journalism creds are impressive. I look forward to your impact on this also impressive news source. Welcome home.

Monica Williams
Sat, 09/07/2019 - 7:15pm

Thank you so much! I'm flattered and happy to be home!

Le Roy G. Barnett
Sat, 09/07/2019 - 12:32am

Glad to know Monica's back in Michigan yanking pen and slinging ink!

Monica Williams
Mon, 09/09/2019 - 6:08pm

Glad to be home! Many thanks!