Gwen Florio was the Missoulian’s city editor before returning to reporting on the Missoulian’s criminal justice beat – cops and courts, in reporter-speak – where she is reminded daily of the infinite shades of gray that lie between crime and punishment.
Florio knows something about misfits, having spent years feeling like one as a journalist in Denver and Philadelphia. Every Friday, she’d scan JournalismJobs.com – keyword “Montana” – on a hunch that it would feel more like home.
It did. Florio came to Montana as the capital bureau chief for the Great Falls Tribune in 2005, and moved to the Missoulian in 2007 and still has a hard time believing her great good fortune.
When she’s not skulking around the courthouse hallways seeking tidbits for this blog, Florio likes to hike and – with legendary lack of success – fly-fish, about the only two activities that can lure her away from a good book. Unless, of course, the book in question is being shredded by a young Brittany named Nell, the energetic successor to gentleman Jake in the photo.