Bronson Peshlakai joined our team at the start as a contributing writer, copy editor, assisting in graphic and layout composition, and consulting on video editing. He brings more than 20 years of experience working in the media industry as a newscast director and technical director, producer, video editor, reporter and videographer.
He is also a multiple award-winning print news reporter for several daily newspapers, a hyper-local community newspaper editor-in-chief and he was credited for initiating the start-up of video news reports for a bi-weekly publishing news organization. This included training reporters, procuring professional news cameras, microphones, editing equipment, graphic design and branding a new product for the organization.
His accolades include more than 10 awards from The Press Club of Cleveland, a national award for best news story from the College Media Association and a first-place deadline story award from the Michigan Collegiate Press Association.
He graduated with honors from the prestigious American Indian Journalism Institute at the University of South Dakota. He is a member of the Native American Journalist Association and he freelances periodically for news organizations nationwide. He also attended Cleveland State University majoring in journalism and promotional communications.
He is a Navajo tribal member and he lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.