Andy Ambrosius grew up in West De Pere, Wisconsin, a suburb just outside of Green Bay. His interest in journalism started during his junior year of high school when his favorite teacher suggested majoring in journalism after acing her English class.
Andy attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for journalism with an interest in a career in broadcast, journalism and web development. After interning at UWM, Milwaukee Public Radio and WISN-TV, Andy was offered a job at the television station and began working there during college.
During this time, Andy also freelance reported for Patch.com in Milwaukee's North Shore communities. Eventually, the new frontier of online media excited Andy enough to leave dreams of becoming the next Charlie Gibson in the dust. With a full-time position open with Patch, the stars aligned and Andy finally realized it was all meant to be.
Andy worked for Patch as an editor in the Milwaukee suburbs for a year, and then guest edited in Winnetka and Glencoe for a few weeks before the company launched its new Chicago-city sites. Now living in Lake View, Andy's motto is, "This is so much more fun than reporting on farmland development!"
"At Patch, we promise always to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. However, we also acknowledge that true impartiality is impossible because human beings have beliefs. So in the spirit of simple honesty, our policy is to encourage our editors to reveal their beliefs to the extent they feel comfortable."
While every journalist says they are impartial and unbiased, I honestly have an enormously difficult time choosing a candidate each election, especially after reporting each candidate.
I find something I like about each candidate regardless of his or her political party. I don’t associate myself with either the Republican or Democratic Party.