Angela Underwood

Angela Underwood

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Political journalism, investigative reporting, feature writing


Stockton University



Angela investigative research and reporting career with Gannett spurred her political journalism pursuits, eventually leading to her short stint for The Observer to her more extended coverage of the Illinois Generally Assembly under Governor Bruce Rauner's Administration.

Angela's professional writing career includes coverage of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, which entailed intimate interviews with the first responder's family as a beat reporter in southern New Jersey. Angela also outlined the soil and groundwater contamination caused by the Ciba-Geigy Superfund site.

Along with municipal and state-level beat reporting, her additional hard news coverage includes in-depth reports and features on Iraqi War soldiers, medical cannabis legislation, worker's compensation policy, and astronomy news, among others.


Angela earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing from Stockton University, where she studied under Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Stephen Dunn. Additionally, Angela completed the Washington Center Internship, where she was an East Asian division intern for Voice of America, in the summer of 2005. She also served as the lead writer for Stockton University's school newspaper, The Argo, and interned at 101.5 FM and the Atlantic City Weekly.

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