Shannon Joyce Neal brings a love of writing and a background in print journalism to her work as the primary spokeswoman for the Dayton Development Coalition.
Joyce Neal worked as a reporter for the Dayton Daily News both in Dayton and Washington, DC, as well as for The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel in Western Colorado. Her award-winning work included feature stories, investigative pieces and breaking news coverage. Her beats included economic development, business, and local, state, and federal governments. She also served as Assistant Business Editor for the Dayton Daily News. Her freelance work included marketing materials and magazine features for Dayton-area businesses and non-profits.
Recognition for her work includes the University of Denver’s Morton Margolin Prize for Distinguished Business Reporting, an AAF-Dayton Bronze Addy, GW’s Jesse Fredrick Essary Prize in Reporting, and multiple awards from the Colorado Press Association.
Shannon is a graduate of The George Washington University with degrees in Journalism and Spanish Language and Literature. She lives in Centerville with her husband and two sons.