Erin Hogge interviews presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on March 19, 2019 in University Park, Pennsylvania.
Erin Hogge interviews presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on March 19, 2019 in University Park, Pa.
Erin Hogge poses for a photo after covering President Donald Trump's campaign event on Sept. 26, 2020 in Middletown, Pa.

Hi, I'm Erin. Thanks for visiting my portfolio!

I've always had a passion for writing. Whether it was a creative fiction story for a class assignment or a lengthy journal entry, I've forever loved the feeling of putting pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard) and producing original work.

In my sophomore year of high school, I was introduced to journalism and fell even more in love with writing because I could see myself writing for a living. Today, I still have the same passion for hard-news reporting after having the opportunity to cover the Penn State and State College, PA communities during college.

From working as the news intern for the Centre Daily Times to being selected as the news editor of The Daily Collegian — an independent student news outlet — I gained valuable reporting experience at Penn State.

Currently, I'm trying a different style of writing. I'm drafting press releases and feature stories as a part-time writer for Penn State Student Affairs.

I have freelanced for my hometown newspaper, The Fauquier Times, and have been a reporter since high school when I wrote for The Chronicle, a national award-winning publication for which I eventually served as editor-in-chief.

When I'm not writing, I enjoy playing guitar, hiking, taking photos and acrylic painting. Recently, I realized my passion for aviation and plan to begin my journey to becoming a commercial pilot at the end of the spring 2022 semester.

Please reach out with any questions or feedback via the "Contact Me" page.