Hello! It’s lovely to meet you! My name is Breann Schossow and I get to tell people’s stories. Is it the best job in the world? Yes. Yes it is.

I’m originally from Minnesota and am the proud daughter of dairy farmers. While we no longer milk, my Mom, sisters and I raise Angus cattle and care for the land.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved a good narrative. I took books to the barn to read during milking, practiced speeches while feeding steers and penned rough drafts of school papers on feed bags while I washed milking units after chores. I need to ask my Mom, but I don’t remember her being particularly surprised when I decided to study journalism.

Schossow Farm (1994ish)

Schossow Farm (1994ish)

I graduated in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a degree in journalism and minors in political science and convergent media.

When I’m not doing something journalism-related or spending time with my family, I sling beers, mix cocktails and talk to a lot of fascinating people as a bartender. I also enjoy listening to fiction podcasts, reading books about public policy, and trying new recipes in my cast iron pan collection. I’m also trying to enjoy running. Jury’s still out on that.

Want to know more about my work as a journalist? Here’s more about what I do professionally.