Meet your new reporter


Amy Felegy

A young Amy Felegy raked her way into the newspaper, perhaps setting herself on a course toward a journalism career. (file photo)

Amy Felegy is the newest addition to the Lillie News staff. This week’s paper marks her fifth week with the Review, so it’s probably time readers got to know the woman behind the words.

Felegy graduated from the University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May of this year.

Before working at Lillie, Felegy was a production assistant at a community-access television station, a government reporting intern with PBS and a web producer for CBS-TV, where she continues to work. In college, Felegy kept busy with the U of M’s radio station and wrote for a Minneapolis-based environmental nonprofit. She flip-flopped between majors like environmental science, art, and linguistics before settling on journalism.

Born and raised in New Brighton, Felegy grew up writing. Every week, she remembers sending another chapter of a series about a dysfunctional ant family to her grandparents. But perhaps what started it all was when New Brighton Bulletin photographer Linda Anderson approached young Felegy in 2006 about a pile of leaves in her yard. 

Felegy had stuffed two pairs of her dad’s old pants with leaves, propping them up with sticks. She remembers Anderson walking up the street and asking to snap a photo of her. Was it meant to be? Some may say Felegy began her journalism career that fall afternoon at just 8 years old with her first newspaper debut, in a Lillie News publication at that.

She credits much of her journalistic interest to high school speech, which she competed in all four years, serving as the team’s captain her senior year. She graduated from Mounds View High School in 2016.

Just months into the non-student life, Felegy now fills her free time by playing bass clarinet in a community band, learning new languages and enjoying nature by biking and running.

She welcomes any and all news tips from readers and neighbors. She invites newsroom visitors and is excited to get to know the community more. Have a good story or something you think should be reported? A neighbor with an interesting leaf pile? You know who to contact. Felegy can be reached at afelegy@lillienews.com or by calling 651-748-7815. 

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