Two Tribune reporters who took buyouts talk about their futures

Two Tribune reporters who took buyouts talk about their futures
Two Tribune reporters who took buyouts talk about their futures

Two Tribune reporters who took buyouts talk about their futures

A lot the bylines you’re used to seeing in the Chicago Tribune are about to disappear. Dozens of reporters have taken a buyout as part of Tribune Publishing’s recent 7 percent reduction in its workforce. The last day of work for most employees is Wednesday. It’s a great loss for anyone who loves to keep up on beats like transportation, sports, family issues, and food. Two journalists who are leaving are at different points in their careers. Fred Mitchell is a longtime, you might say legendary, sports writer and columnist. Colleen Mastony is a general assignment reporter and former features writer whose work at the Tribune has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize twice. They look back on their time at the Tribune and talk about what’s in store for their futures.