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Stephanie Metzger-Lawrence

Digital Producer

Expertise: Digital storytelling, social media strategy, digital content creation, health, sports

Education: Cleveland State University - Bachelor of Arts
Ontario High School - Ontario, Ohio

Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica


Stephanie Metzger-Lawrence is a digital producer for Ideastream's engaged journalism team. Her journalism career began as a sports reporter for The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio, before she joined Cleveland's WKYC-TV as a digital producer. She also spent time in the higher education industry as the social media manager for Cuyahoga Community College prior to joining Ideastream.


  • 2020 Regional Emmy Award
  • Produced web and social media for a 2018 Edward R. Murrow Award-winning story
  • Managed social media for several National Council for Marketing & Public Relations Paragon Award-winning campaigns
  • Former Cuyahoga Community College Speakers Bureau presenter on social media safety and social media strategy

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