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Laurel Thomas

Laurel Thomas

LAUREL THOMAS GNAGEY has been at the University of Michigan for 12 years, the last two of them in the Michigan News office. She began her career as a reporter and anchor for radio and television. She later worked in public relations for a small hospital and a chamber of commerce in Northern Michigan, and prior to U-M at a statewide social service agency, serving as director of communications. She has held faculty positions in broadcast journalism, journalism, and public relations. Follow Thomas Gnagey on Twitter: @UM_EdSchool, @UM_SPH, and @laurelthom.
Blues musician

Living the blues


Students travel to the American south to experience the vibrant culture and living history of roots music – through people, places, and performance.