For Class of 2008 grad Kate Briquelet, the perks of working for Business Traveler magazine were certainly nice. But it wasn’t until she jumped to The Brooklyn Paper that this focused, ambitious UW-Oshkosh and NYU Master’s of journalism grad felt she had finally hit her professional stride.
Briquelet has since moved on to the New York Post, where she works as an enterprise reporter for the Sunday edition. Later this fall, she will be honored at UW Oshkosh along with nine others as part of Homecoming Weekend. From a write-up in UW Oshkosh Today by current student Alyssa Kadansky:
Gersh Kuntzman, a former editor at The Brooklyn Paper, called Briquelet the “real deal.”
“She was relentless and driven, and she hates getting beat,” Kuntzman said. “During her time at The Brooklyn Paper, she tirelessly covered the case of the South Slope Sex Fiend — a mysterious groper who terrorized women in family-friendly Brooklyn and who for months evaded police. Her extensive reporting led police to step up their patrols and eventually led to an arrest.”