Michelle Jarboe, the commercial real estate reporter at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, has been laid off by the paper.
The move comes after the paper laid off four other staffers from its business desk last week. The newspaper laid off 10 of its remaining 14 Guild members on Friday.
On Facebook, she wrote, “It has been a privilege covering real estate in this community for 12-plus years. I’m grateful to everyone who trusted me to tell a story, to hardworking colleagues at The Plain Dealer and Cleveland(dot)com – and, most of all, to the readers.”
Jarboe is a former president of the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Jarboe has been with the Plain Dealer since 2007 covering commercial real estate, development and the housing market for Ohio’s largest daily newspaper.
Jarboe, a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, improved her knowledge of real estate by receiving a graduate certificate in urban real estate development and finance from Cleveland State University.