Former Ann Arbor News columnist joins Legal News

Jo Mathis, an award-winning writer and columnist, has joined the staff of The Detroit Legal News.

In her new role, Mathis will be responsible for covering the greater Detroit legal community, including the various bar associations in Wayne County along with the city, county, and federal courts, according to Suzanne Favale, publisher of The Legal News.

An Ann Arbor resident, Mathis was a columnist and reporter for The Ann Arbor News from 1994 to 2009, earning coveted writing awards from the Associated Press and the Michigan Press Association.

Before joining The Ann Arbor News, Mathis was a columnist, reporter, and features editor for The Ypsilanti Press.

Married and the mother of four daughters, Mathis was awarded a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University.

Mathis can be reached at:

Published: Thu, Apr 7, 2011