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Autumn Luedke

Luedke

What started as a love of writing in high school turned into a career in storytelling for the Sauk Prairie Eagle’s newest reporter, Autumn Luedke.

Luedke, who calls Windsor home, has lived in Wisconsin for the past 15 years. She grew up in Western New York by the Canadian border in a neighboring community of Niagara Falls. Her passion for writing led her to study journalism at the State University of New York College at Buffalo. After obtaining her degree, Luedke moved to the Midwest to pursue a career in journalism, where she wrote for several community weekly publications.

After a decade in the business, Luedke took a break from journalism to raise her son and pursue other interests. She currently lives in Windsor with her husband, five children and two dogs. When she is not writing, Luedke can be found volunteering for a Milwaukee-based pug rescue group or catching up on her favorite television show, “The Walking Dead.” She also enjoys reading, traveling and scary movies.

“It’s been a few years since I have written on a full-time basis,” Luedke said. “The desire to write always persisted. I tried many other jobs, but never quite felt as satisfied as I did when I was writing.”

Eagle Editor Todd Krysiak said he is glad to have Luedke on board.

“Autumn brings a lot of experience to the Eagle and I am confident she will be a great fit for our community,” Krysiak said.

Luedke said she is happy to return to her roots in writing.

“I am excited to be covering these two great communities and can’t wait to meet everyone,” Luedke said.

Luedke started Sept. 26. She can be reached at aluedke@capitalnewspapers.com, or 608-393-5777.

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