I’m Alison Bauter (@abauter), a Wisconsin-based business and politics reporter, currently covering technology, retail, restaurants and finance for The Milwaukee Business Journal.

My work has spurred reform in the state Department of Justice, uncovered workplace harassment in local government and highlighted the damaging stigma of mental illness.

I cut my teeth as a student journalist at the University of Wisconsin, covering Madison’s 2011 collective bargaining protests and the subsequent recalls that roiled Wisconsin. I’ve since interviewed dozens of Wisconsin’s biggest political figures, including vice presidential candidate and Congressman Paul Ryan, Gov. Scott Walker, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, Speaker of the Assembly Robin Vos and more.

I’m a multi-platform reporter you’ll find breaking news online, following in-depth in print, incessantly tweeting, appearing weekly on Milwaukee’s FOX6 TV news and chatting on the airwaves monthly as a contributor to Milwaukee’s WUWM public radio station.

Outside the office, I’m a board member and mentorship committee chair for the Daily Cardinal Alumni Association, part of the Milwaukee Press Club’s young professionals group and event media coordinator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Racine County chapter.

Still new to Milwaukee, I’m constantly exploring my new city and looking for ways to get involved in the community. In my spare time, you’ll find me binge-watching Netflix series, trying new recipes and traveling whenever possible.

Want to know more? Please connect with me on LinkedIn or follow me on Twitter to keep up with the latest.

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