Bridge adds second writer to site

Bridge Magazine has doubled its staff reporting corps for 2012 by hiring veteran writer Nancy Nall Derringer to the position of Staff Writer.

Derringer will join Senior Writer Ron French in forming one of the most experienced -- and capable -- online news teams found in Michigan today, said Bridge Senior Editor Derek Melot.

"Nancy brings an impressive array of skills to Bridge -- the veteran's ability to find the real story, the instincts and battle scars of an online entrepreneur and, most important, the singular gift of relating the news through a human voice," Melot explained.

Since 2009, Derringer has been a partner in Grosse Pointe Today, a hyperlocal, online news site she and two partners created to cover the community pulse in "the Pointes."

For 18 years, Derringer was a columnist for the Fort Wayne, Ind., News-Sentinel; she also has worked for theColumbus, Ohio, Dispatch. Derringer holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University and was named a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan in 2004.

Derringer also teaches journalism classes at Wayne State Universityand has long operated a popular personal blog,

“You don’t need a byline to recognize a Nancy Nall Derringer story,” said Bridge Magazine Senior Writer Ron French, who has known Derringer for a quarter-century. “Her stories are sometimes blunt, sometimes hilarious -- and always insightful.”

"Nonprofits like the Center for Michigan are among the most interesting and exciting new players in journalism today, and I'm thrilled to be a part of the Bridge team," said Derringer.

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Thomas W. Donnelly
Tue, 12/20/2011 - 9:20am
Welcome and best wishes to the New Kid On The Bridge!