Stephanie Smith

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Cincinnati, OH
University Of Cincinnati
Beer, Food Festivals, Amusement Parks
  • Stephanie is a news writer for Mashed.
  • She was fired from a national cupcake franchise after only working there four days because she couldn't master their trademark swirl. That was the catalyst for her return to journalism.
  • She's better at web design than cupcake swirls: Her redesign of The News Record's website won Best Affiliated Website at the 2019 Society of Professional Journalists Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards and Best Collegiate Website at the 2019 Ohio News Media Association's Collegiate Newspaper and Website Competition.


Stephanie wrote obituaries for The Cincinnati Post and The Kentucky Post for three years until both newspapers ceased publication on Dec. 31, 2007. She switched to writing about beer when she returned to the University of Cincinnati in 2014 to finish her degree. Stephanie wrote the weekly Brewcats column at The News Record, covering local beer news and reviewing beers for more than a year before becoming the digital editor. She was responsible for the paper's online presence, including doing a website overhaul. When she's not plotting her return to food journalism, Stephanie enjoys designing websites in WordPress and tries to improve her love/hate relationship with her Nikon DSLR.


Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Cincinnati. She minored in electronic media and English.
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