Name: Stephanie Steinberg

Title: Managing editor of Neighborhood SEEN Magazine, a monthly lifestyle magazine and website in Metro Detroit.

Career: Previously, I was a features reporter at The Detroit News and a health and finance editor at U.S. News & World Report in Washington D.C. I was also the editor of  “In the Name of Editorial Freedom: 125 Years at the Michigan Daily,” published by the University of Michigan Press in 2015.

Education: I graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in communication studies and a minor in medical anthropology. However, I really got my degree from The Michigan Daily, where I was editor-in-chief my senior year.

What You Should Know:

  • Won 1st place in explanatory storytelling from the Detroit Society of Professional Journalists for Detroit News coverage of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit riots.
  • Organized a 15-city nationwide book tour when my book “In the Name of Editorial Freedom” was published.
  • Contributed to publications including The New York Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, Huffington Post, as well as news outlets like and WTOP Radio.
  • My favorite interview was with Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis while riding a duck boat tour in Boston.
  • I now have a lifetime publicist — my new husband Jake Serwer, who’s the CEO of Espresso Public Relations.

AWC Focus:

I am on the advisory board of the Technical and Professional Communication Program at Lawrence Technological University, and I am representing the board with this membership. I would be happy to talk to anyone interested in LTU’s program and will spread the word about teaching and speaking opportunities with the program. I’m looking forward to meeting the many talented women in communications in Metro Detroit!


  • Family and hometown – I grew up in Farmington Hills and now live in Detroit. My husband Jake and I plan to get a dog soon!
  • Interests – I enjoy reading, yoga, checking out new Detroit restaurants and coffee shops and traveling.
  • Causes/volunteer service – I serve on a Michigan Daily alumni committee that plans reunions and other networking events for students and alumni.

Follow Stephanie’s reporting on Twitter at @steph_steinbergor Facebook at JournalistStephanieSteinberg.