Jen Anesi-Brombach is a metro Detroit-based multimedia journalist and communications professional with a decade of experience in writing, editing, content management, website design, photography, videography, AP Style, social media and graphic design.
Jen was born and raised in Wisconsin, and though she initially attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to pursue a dual degree in French horn performance and music education, she soon realized a career in music was not for her. She left school in 2003 to serve in the Army National Guard as a combat medic and received an honorable discharge after several years of service.
In 2008, she enrolled at Oakland University and took JRN 200: News Writing to fulfill a general education requirement. After the very first class, however, she was hooked and soon changed her major from elementary education to journalism. Two years later, she completed her BA in Journalism at Oakland University, where she received the school’s prestigious Meritorious Achievement Award — an award given to only one graduating senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. To date, she is the only journalism student to receive the award.
Jen went back to school full-time in 2016 (while continuing to work full-time as chief editor of the No. 1 monthly national plumbing magazine) to pursue her master’s degree at Wayne State University. While at Wayne State, she received a graduate professional scholarship as well as the Doretta Burke Sheill Endowed Memorial Scholarship. In 2017, she completed her MA in English with a concentration in writing, rhetoric and composition from Wayne State University; her thesis on epideictic rhetoric and pharmaceutical advertising can be viewed here.
Jen is currently a senior communications specialist for Adient, a Tier 1 automotive seating supplier based in metro Detroit, where she manages the external website and supports global corporate communications. She also serves as an occasional guest lecturer teaching JRN 2000: Introduction to Journalism and News Writing at Oakland University — the very same course that launched her own career more than a decade ago.
Jen lives in Royal Oak, Michigan, and still plays the French horn.