431808_362186947183485_205952359_nMeredith Shamburger is a journalist working at the Longview News-Journal. She recently worked at the Marshall News Messenger and neighborsgo, a community publication of The Dallas Morning News.

Meredith graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2011, where she worked in a variety of roles at her student newspaper, including Editor-in-Chief. She interned at The Dallas Morning News and Park Cities People while at SMU before spending two years covering several communities in Westchester County, N.Y. for The Daily Voice.

Meredith originally hails from East Texas, but she doesn’t speak with that familiar Texas twang. Her hometown of Carthage is famous for oil, state football championships, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and Bernie Tiede.