Email: Emily.Henry@patch.com Phone: (415) 215-0133
Hometown: From Hertfordshire, England to Los Angeles, Calif. and now Concord.
Bio: I grew up in the rural "green belt" of London, England where I fell in love with literature and literary history. During my undergraduate degree at the University of Kent in Canterbury, and namely an exchange year abroad at UCLA, that love for literature transitioned into a passion for journalism and California sunshine. I moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to pursue a Master's degree in journalism at USC and continue a freelance career in multimedia storytelling. And I've never looked back.
My experience includes local, national and international reporting for news outlets such as the LA Weekly, Southern California Public Radio and the New Zealand Herald Tribune. My fascination with hyper-local journalism spawned a thesis about the future of the industry ("Can Grassroots Journalism Help Underserved Communities?") and, in 2008, led me to help found a hyper-local website covering South Los Angeles. I was managing editor until early 2011, when Patch became my next adventure.
Now I live in Concord with my husband, reading, writing, exploring the Bay Area and continuing to drink my tea with milk.
1. "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Plato.
2. Never discuss religion or politics at the dinner table.
Politics: I am a registered Democrat, although sometimes venture across the aisle when it comes to issues with fiscal or religious implications.
Religion: Non-denominational Christian, with an almost pantheistic love for the outdoors and a strong appreciation for being still (Psalm 46:10.)
Local Hot-Button Issues: Social justice issues that affect quality of life or access to opportunities, including education, immigration, health care and social welfare.