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Meet the editors behind CBUStoday

Allow us to re-introduce ourselves, the faces and voices behind CBUStoday in Columbus, Ohio.

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You can find our City Editors all around town, including painting classes at Studio 614. | Photo by CBUStoday

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Hey there, CBUS — Hanna Williford + Mitch Hooper here. Between the two of us, we get the privilege of sharing local news, events, and conversations with 85,000+ readers and followers in Columbus, daily.

With more than two years of bringing you CBUStoday, we thought we should formally re-introduce ourselves.

City Editor Hanna talking into a microphone at a Clippers game.

Read through articles from City Editor Hanna. | Photo by CBUStoday

Meet City Editor Hanna Williford

Q: If you could only write about one CBUS-specific topic for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A: Sports. I love covering the Buckeyes, Clippers, Blue Jackets, and Crew.

Q: Fill in the blank: The coolest person I’ve met in CBUS is ___________.

A: LeBron James... but also honorable mention for Guy Fieri and Dave Portnoy.

Q: What makes you the local expert in Columbus?

A: I am always immersing myself in the local happenings, whether it’s attending a new restaurant opening, strolling a scenic park, or attending an OSU football game.

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Take a look at City Editor Mitch’s library of stories. | Photo by CBUStoday

Meet City Editor Mitch Hooper

Q: Describe your perfect day in CBUS in the length of a Tweet.

A: A mid-70s summer morning at the Clintonville Farmers Market, with a cold brew in hand and a bag full of farm-fresh tomatoes.

Q: If you were taking someone on a tour around CBUS, where are the three places you’re going?

A: Spend the morning in Clintonville, shopping around vintage stores. Then, an afternoon in German Village, walking through the park + grabbing coffee. And lastly, finish the night downtown at a sporting event or local brewery.

Q: Hit us with your favorite piece of local trivia

A: It’s thanks to this position that I now grieve a defunct passenger rail that was well before my time.

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