Madison Lammert

Madison Lammert covers child care and early childhood education across Wisconsin for the Post-Crescent, which is based in Appleton, Wisconsin and part of the USA Today network. Previously, she reported for the Republic-Times, the only local news source dedicated to Monroe County, Illinois. Lammert graduated summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications, and was editor-in-chief of the student paper, The Alestle, which won multiple Illinois College Press Association awards under her leadership. Lammert’s photos of a Black Lives Matter protest took home a College Media Association Pinnacle Award.

The Post-Crescent

The Post-Crescent has been the primary source of local news and information for Appleton and the Fox Cities since 1853. This news organization focuses on delivering local coverage essential for a healthy community and democracy as well as providing journalism readers can’t get anywhere else. The Post-Crescent, a daily paper and a news site, is part of the USA Today Network, which has 11 papers in Wisconsin covering local news and working closely together on broader stories that are important to readers in every corner of Wisconsin.