AnnaMarie Koehler-Shepley

Multimedia journalist

Location icon United States of America

As a little girl, I could most often be found curled up with a book. Now, my love of the written word and the real-life characters in front of me have inspired me to pursue a career that places the pen in my own hand.

I'm interested in health, culture and non-profit communications, and I plan to employ my skills in multimedia journalism to bring the individuals inside those niche stories to life. I'm especially interested in using design elements and photography to illustrate stories, as well as interested in assisting with web video production.

Heavily inspired by Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton, I believe that every person has his or her own story to tell. When I graduate in May, I’ll be ready to listen.


Sample clips

Columbia Business Monthly
Bierbauer's transitional legacy

An article profiling USC J-school Dean Charles Bierbauer. My article is on page 44 of the magazine.

All in a day's work (service dog edition)

Bustling shoppers, flashing lights, and festive music -- not to mention Santa's North Pole set up right in the middle of pedestrian paths-all signal a shopping mall during its peak holiday season. But two-year-old Shack is cool under pressure.

The Lancaster News
Cast your vote like it's 1965 |

With this year’s election cycle coming to an end in just a few weeks, the South Carolina Political Collections library is giving voters a chance to cast their ballot with an old-school twist. Voters can visit the SCPC, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, to give a Votomatic polling machine a try.

Carolina News & Reporter
A wake-up call for S.C. schools

The sun had yet to rise on a recent weekday morning, but high school junior Milan Simmons was already on the second leg of his morning commute to a neighboring school where he studies culinary arts. "I'm a morning person," Simmons said. "But waking up a 5:30 or 6 a.m.

Carolina News & Reporter
Midlands Light the Night Walk raises lanterns, money for blood cancer

Light the Night is a national campaign by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Since 1999, the nonprofit organization has raised $557 million to fund a cure for blood cancer. This year’s Midlands Light the Night walk will take place Thursday, Oct. 27 at the South Carolina Statehouse.