GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT: Mandy Gambrell, HHS Class of 1997, is an executive for The E.W. Scripps Company, a media company headquartered in Cincinnati. She’s followed a long road of journalism to get there — and it started in Hamilton High School’s writing center in 1997 when she wrote for the “Big Blue Bulletin.”
Mandy graduated from Miami University with a Journalism degree and began working at the Hamilton Journal-News while she was a student there. She was promoted to the editor of the GO! entertainment and later named the editor of the Fairfield Echo and three editions of the Pulse-Journal, in West Chester, Liberty Twp., and Monroe. Cox Media Group Ohio — owner of all of those newspapers — eventually moved her to their Dayton media hub where she was named a team leader of a breaking news team that produced content for radio stations (her voice aired on WHIO radio), TV (she occasionally made live video appearances) newspaper and digital.
After more than a decade with Cox and experience with every media platform, she was recruited to The E.W. Scripps Company in 2013 to create and lead a digital-only national news team. Her team produces and publishes newsworthy content to 60 television and radio websites and many other platforms. She oversees the business of digital news and native content for Scripps Digital, which is on Floor 29 of the Scripps building across the street from the Cincinnati Reds stadium in downtown Cincinnati.
Part of Mandy’s role involves travel, and in January she was at the company’s Washington DC bureau when she led digital coverage of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Mandy commutes from Hamilton to the downtown Cincinnati headquarters every work day.
Outside of her media career, Mandy serves as a board member for the Greater Hamilton Civic Theatre and finished a term on the board of Encore Youth Theatre and the board for Kirkwood Camp & Conference Center, which is affiliated with her church, First Baptist of Hamilton.