MOUNT VERNON — Thursday may have been Take Your Child to Work Day, but for Matthew Winkler, it was the other way around.
Lydia Winkler, a senior at Kenyon College, brought her father back to his original place of employment, the Mount Vernon News.
Matthew Winkler, a graduate of Kenyon College, is a founder and editor-in-chief for Bloomberg News, but reminisced Thursday about his start in the newspaper business with the News.
“I did everything. It was the first newspaper job I had outside of editing the college newspaper for two years,” said Winkler. “When I arrived, I was immediately covering police, courts, county government, sports and even did community feature stories. There wasn’t any beat I wasn’t exposed to from the moment I started.
“It couldn’t have been more exhilarating for me. The way I thought about being a newspaperman is I get to ask all the questions I want and someone cuts me a check at the end of the week. What a great way to go through life.”
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