Reporter Melanie Lawder has left the Milwaukee Business Journal.
“It’s been a wild (and amazing) two & half years here, but I’m looking forward to what the next chapter holds,” she wrote on Twitter.
Lawder said she plans to do some traveling and then explore freelancing.
Lawder, who covered retail, restaurants and banking, had been at the paper for two-and-a-half years.
Lawder was an intern for the Business Journal in 2013 and then spent the last two years working at daily newspapers in central Wisconsin.
From June 2014 to February 2015, she was the business and education reporter at the Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, where she covered the city’s paper and health care industries, among other topics.
From March 2015 to February 2016, she was the going out reporter at the Wausau Daily Herald, where she covered the area’s retail, restaurant and entertainment scenes.
She is a graduate of Marquette University.