Mark Curnutte

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Part-time instructor of Journalism

Mark CurnutteMark Curnutte grew up in Dixon, Illinois and attended high school at Dixon High School. He later would be accepted into Miami University and earned degrees in English journalism and geography.

In the summer of 1984, after graduation, he was hired as a sports intern for the Cincinnati Enquirer. After his internship, he took a job with the Gannett company, which owns the Enquirer and about 100 other papers. He was hired as a sports reporter and editor at Lafayette, Indiana. He traveled and reported at different places before returning to Cincinnati in 1993. He has now been with the Enquirer for 25 years.

For the Enquirer, he is a race and social justice beat reporter. His past projects include “A Promise in Haiti: A Reporter’s Notes on Families and Daily Lives” and has been working on another project about child poverty in the Cincinnati school districts. He lives in Cincinnati with his wife, the director of communications at the Cincinnati Symphony, and spends his free time with his family.

He teaches sociology and journalism at Miami University while still reporting for the Enquirer. For Curnutte, he never stopped learning, “I'm really grateful as a graduate of Miami to have the opportunity to come back here.”