She guided her college newspaper through a major transformation, ending the use of front-page clip art and creating quality content and design. The UMW Bullet is now an award-winning multimedia news organization.
As the 2011 protests in the Middle East swept from country to country, she wrote about it for the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., localizing Associated Press reports to make them relevant for the paper's readers. As a reporting intern, she also explored the tension in the Fredericksburg community as the City Council and the police department implemented interdiction policies and new panhandling penalties for the homeless.
After studying creative writing, journalism and French, she graduated and moved to Washington, D.C., where she landed an internship at NPR. Brady worked for the Digital Media Arts desk, where she learned the ropes for NPR's website. She picked up social media and web production skills while also reporting and producing stories for Intern Edition, the NPR show created entirely by interns. Her piece on the American woman's struggle for life after prison was featured in the show premiere.
She joined WTOP as a digital writer and editor in March 2012 and is also pursuing a master's degree in journalism at Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies.
Brady loves digital journalism and craves new and interesting ways to tell
stories. She's a news junkie with a flair for creativity and the desire to dig out
stories below ordinary, surface-level reporting. In addition to her passion for
the field of journalism, Brady is a published writer of short stories - both
fiction and creative non-fiction.