Laurel Pfahler

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Who am I?
My name is Laurel Pfahler. I have more than 15 years of professional journalism experience in newspapers and online media, including as a full-time freelancer in my hometown of Cincinnati since 2014. I have been covering FC Cincinnati as a credentialed beat writer for WCPO.com since its launch as a USL team in August 2015 and through its growth as a Major League Soccer club, and I'm one of two local reporters who have covered in an official capacity nearly every home game in the franchise's existence (I missed two league games at Nippert Stadium in 2017 because of the birth of my daughter). 

Why Patreon?
While I enjoy regularly providing FCC coverage for WCPO.com (and previously TheAthletic.com), I often find my notebook is full of information that goes unshared or ends up confined to a 280-character Tweet. There are so many interesting stories left untold or even just informative nuggets that go to waste, so now I will be using Patreon to share them with you all. 

The Goal
My goal is to provide regular content, share some of the work I am doing outside of Patreon and most of all, keep readers informed with accurate and timely reports, while upholding ethical standards I have followed since I first began sports journalism in high school. 

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If you have any questions or topics you would like covered, please feel free to email me at [email protected]
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