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Jennifer P. Williams

Writer/Web editor

Baltimore, MD

Jennifer P. Williams

Web and social media editor with 15 years of journalism experience in both print and online media.

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Orioles pitcher successfully closes on his Catholic faith

Baltimore Orioles' pitcher Tommy Hunter, who became a full member of the Catholic Church before his January wedding, takes his faith seriously. Twenty-eight-year-old Baltimore Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter has been known to be goofy, playful and comedic. Perhaps surprising to some, there is one aspect of his life which has taken on a serious note.
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Mission BBQ owners share passion behind business

Sitting in a booth at the Canton location of Mission BBQ during a busy lunch hour, Bill Kraus peeled back the brown paper of a carefully wrapped framed photograph. The co-owner of the restaurant revealed a portrait of a clean-shaven young man dressed in a crisp military uniform. He was killed while serving overseas in 2006, and his mother offered the photo to Kraus and fellow Mission BBQ owner Stephen Newton to hang on the interior wall of the restaurant, beside dozens of photos and mementos of those who served or are currently serving their country.
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Ravens Justin Tucker big on football and faith

Editor's Note: This article was originally published Oct. 11, 2012 . Texas native Justin Tucker grew up rooting for the Dallas Cowboys. But as America’s Team visits Charm City for game six of the NFL season Oct. 14, the Ravens rookie with the signature strong leg will be all about purple and black.
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How are you spending your 'dash'?

At a funeral I attended last week, one of the speakers read the poem, “The Dash,” by Linda Ellis. The point of the poem is that while there are two dates, the birth date and the day someone dies, what is most important is “the dash” between them. That dash represents your time on Earth and what you have done with that time – what kind of life you have lived and how you have impacted others.
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Loyola MBA grads launch marketing company

Katie Baird Johnson and Karen Sterling are no strangers to the corporate world. But as wives and mothers, they had a desire to strike more of a balance in life while also fulfilling career goals. The pair, who met while working for BP, teamed up to develop a business plan and launch their marketing and communications firm, Johnson Sterling, in the summer of 2011.
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‘Shear guts’ – Maryvale grad goes bald for charity

Just minutes before she was to have her long golden locks shaved off for charity, 24-year-old Erin Shannon spoke of the words of wisdom her father had given to her. “He said, ‘Erin, when I was growing up, if it didn’t hurt anyone else, and it didn’t hurt you, then you got to do what you wanted to do.’”.
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Vietnamese find opportunity through parish life

Ahn Dang was 6 years old when he last saw his father alive. He, his siblings and parents were seeking refuge in a Catholic church in the town of Hue in Vietnam when communists took over the building.
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Faith, family score highest marks for Olympian skater

BEL AIR, Md. – Sixteen-year-old Olympic figure skater Kimmie Meissner may dazzle audiences and judges with her triple-axel jump, but off the ice, the high-school junior is about as grounded as they come. Shortly after the U.S. figure-skating championships in St. Louis in mid-January, in which she scored a second-place spot and a follow-up appearance on NBC's "Today" show, Meissner spent a Wednesday night with her parents, Judy and Paul, dining at Ruby Tuesday's in the Baltimore suburb of Bel Air.
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'When our people suffer, we suffer'

On the day of his 14th anniversary as a priest, Father Dennis Klemash, O.F.M., Cap., spoke at the June 2 prayer vigil for the three Hispanic children from upper Park Heights, who were brutally murdered May 27.
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A sweet treat for St. Paddy's

Confection: The Irish Sweet Potato, a popular creamy candy, is available to patrons of a Hamilton shop for a limited time only around the holiday. Sweet-toothed patrons of Moore's Candies in Hamilton usually find an array of confections to satisfy their palates. But the only time they can indulge in the rich and creamy Irish Sweet Potato is around St.
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About

Jennifer P. Williams

Web editor with 15 years of journalism experience in both print and online media. Currently serve as the Web editor for CatholicReview.org, a product of CR Media. Edit, produce and upload content for the Web, produce a twice-weekly e-newsletter that reaches 1,400 readers and assist in updating social media as well as managing bloggers. Review Google Analytics results as well as Facebook insights to better determine the type of content readers are seeking and the best way to deliver that. Excellent communication and research skills. Idea generator. Both a team player and a self-motivated individual who enjoys tackling new challenges and thrives in a deadline-driven environment.

Specialties: Story development, copywriting, editing, social media, developing and executing projects on deadline, establishing and maintaining key contacts, marketing initiatives, excellent interviewing skills.