Senior Public Relations Strategist
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.
Thomas Gnagey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication from Illinois State University, a Master of Arts degree in broadcast and cinematic arts from Central Michigan University, and has some work toward a doctorate from Ball State University.
She holds universal accreditation through the Public Relations Society of America.