Mary Plummer is a multimedia journalist. Her work has been published by The Washington Post, ABC News, The New York Times, The Huffington Post and The Yomiuri Shimbun. She currently works as an associate producer at Southern California Public Radio for the newsmagazine Take Two.
In fall of 2010, Mary completed a fellowship at ABC News in London where she worked on TV stories for the network’s news lineup, including “World News with Diane Sawyer.” While there, she regularly covered Europe for ABCNews.com where she contributed to pieces on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and pitched news-features, like one on a small cow farm in Germany coaxing cows to create nocturnal milk.
Mary graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism with honors in 2010. She earned her M.S. in broadcast journalism and won the Richard T. Baker Award for her multimedia reporting for The Brooklyn Ink, a hyperlocal news website. During her time at the university, she completed a radio documentary series on modern love for her master’s project. In addition, she co-produced a video story on bedbug detecting dogs that aired on PBS/THIRTEEN.
Mary received her bachelor’s degree from Chapman University in Southern California, where she was the editor in chief of her campus newspaper.
Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Mary enjoys traveling and learning about peoples’ lives.