Jen Anesi-Brombach is a Detroit-based multimedia journalist and communications professional with a decade of experience in both mainstream local media and B2B trade media. In addition to her experience with writing, editing, web editing and investigative reporting, she is also skilled in photography, videography, AP Style, social media, and brand building.
She 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 ed, she soon realized a career in music was not for her. She left school junior year to serve in the Army National Guard as a combat medic and was honorably discharged after several years of service.
In 2008, she enrolled at Oakland University and took JRN 200: Newswriting 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 it.
Jen went back to school full-time in 2016 to pursue her master’s degree at Wayne State University while continuing to work full time as a journalist. While at Wayne State, she earned 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 Chief Editor of Plumbing & Mechanical magazine, a national magazine dedicated to covering news and issues affecting the trades; she also serves as a guest lecturer teaching JRN 2000: Introduction to Journalism and News Writing at Oakland University — the very same course that launched her own career.
Jen lives in Rochester Hills and still plays the French horn.