Former Livingston County journalists involved in Flint water story

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Clockwise from top left: Susan Demas, Bryn Mickle, Lindsey Smith, Bill Nowling.

Five former Livingston County journalists are playing roles in the Flint water crisis. I had the pleasure of working with three of them at various times at the Brighton Argus and Livingston County Press.

Susan Demas, a political columnist for MLive, as well as publisher of “Inside Michigan Politics,” used to cover politics for both the Livingston County Press & Brighton Argus. You can read her MLive columns here, and check out “Inside Michigan Politics” by clicking here.

Bryn Mickle is heavily involved in news coverage of the Flint water crisis as editor of The Flint Journal. Before going to work in Flint, Bryn covered cops and courts for the Brighton Argus and Livingston County Press. You can follow his work by clicking here.

Bill Nowling’s been in the news recently after being hired to provide public relations for Gov. Rick Snyder in the wake of the Flint crisis. After covering politics for the Livingston County Press and Brighton Argus, Nowling was a spokesman for Snyder’s 2010 campaign, and ran press for former Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.

Lindsey Smith is doing extensive reporting on the Flint water crisis for Michigan Radio. She was once a reporter at WHMI 93.5-FM. You can read work she’s done on the Flint water crisis by clicking here.


Former Livingston County Press 1920265_10205237672527540_224801732257521293_nphotographer John Galloway, who is a freelancer these days, lives in Flint. Galloway has been shooting the city’s water crisis for the past month, and has even managed to be photographed while on duty, like in this screen grab from “CBS This Morning.” Galloway is third from the left, taking down the name of someone he had photographed.



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Journalist Maria Stuart lives in Howell. She worked at The Livingston County Press/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus as reporter, editor and managing editor from 1990-2009. She is often spotted holding court at Uptown Coffeehouse.