Chicago Tribune biz reporter Bomkamp joins PR firm
Samantha Bomkamp, a business reporter for the Chicago Tribune, has joined Golin, the public relations and marketing communications firm, as a director of integrated media, working on the McDonald’s account, reports Robert Feder.
Feder writes, “At the Tribune, Bomkamp covered the restaurant industry as well as the rise of #MeToo and sexual harassment in the workplace. She also served as a digital editor and producer. Before joining the Tribune in 2013, she worked in New York as a travel industry reporter for The Associated Press.
“‘It was a very difficult decision to leave the Tribune but I feel like I’ve made the best move for me,’ Bomkamp said.”
Bomkamp holds a degree in psychology from Ohio State University. She also worked at newspapers in Maine and Iowa. At the AP, she was part of a four-person national reporting team covering the aviation and travel industries. She was the sole national reporter covering hotels, online travel agencies and rental car companies.