Staff

Caroline Trowbridge (Managing editor)

I’m the go-to person if you have a story idea or a question about our coverage. I’m always interested in what you’re interested in. So get in touch and tell me what’s on your mind.

My official title is managing editor. That means I work with reporters as they develop stories that we provide to you in print and online. Our reporters are a versatile and talented group.

Although I’m not a Lawrence native, I’m married to one. And I’ve lived here off and on since I was a kid. My mom earned her master’s degree in English at KU, so we spent a lot of time in Lawrence. In my family, my parents never said, “If you go to college.” Instead, they said, “When you go to KU.”

I’ve covered a lot of beats – city, crime and courts, business. And I’ve been an editor for a long time. I also have worked at the Wichita Eagle and at the Kansas City Business Journal.

I won’t say I love Lawrence. That’s a given. I do have high expectations of Lawrence, as I think all of us who work and live here should.

When I’m not obsessing about news, I like to hang out with my daughter and husband, and our friends. My husband and I are motorcycle riders and birders. And my daughter and I are working our way through "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." We love to travel and expose ourselves to lives different from ours.

We also are die-hard KU basketball fans. We also enjoy KU football. I remember crying when KU had 12 men on the field during the 1969 Orange Bowl. I was young then. Very young. But I understood football.

Please get in touch. Oh, and follow me on Twitter.

Recent stories

Area school districts cancel classes on Wednesday
01:48 p.m., February 26, 2013 Updated 07:01 p.m.
A list of cancellations, closings for Wednesday.
All polling sites open, ready for primary election voters
February 26, 2013
It’s a winter wonderland in Lawrence. And it’s Election Day. The polls are open until 7 p.m. today. By Caroline Trowbridge
KU, Lawrence schools closed; a list of other closings, cancellations for Tuesday
08:43 a.m., February 25, 2013 Updated 01:52 p.m.
A list of closings and cancellations for Tuesday because of the winter storm. By Caroline Trowbridge
KU, Lawrence among schools closed on Friday; other activities canceled
02:00 p.m., February 21, 2013 Updated 05:26 p.m.
School districts are calling off classes on Friday because of Thursday’s snow storm.
Winter storm forces cancellation of classes, events
10:17 a.m., February 20, 2013 Updated 01:35 p.m.
The snow storm has prompted cancellations and closings. Staff Reports
Around and about in local business
February 4, 2013
Local business news for the week ending February 1, 2013.
Around and about in local business
January 28, 2013
Local business news for the week ending January 25, 2013.
Around and about in local business
January 21, 2013
Local business news for the week ending January 18, 2013.
Around and about in local business
January 14, 2013
Local business news for the week ending January 11, 2013.
Westar Energy customer outages down to 300 in Douglas County
06:44 a.m., December 20, 2012 Updated 09:53 a.m.
Westar Energy spokeswoman Erin La Row reports about 5,300 customers without power in their service area, but the number in Douglas County has dipped below 250. However, returning service to those without power in Atchison, Emporia and Leavenworth may not happen until noon Friday, she said. By Caroline Trowbridge

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Recent photos

Emergency crews respond at the scene of an accident at the intersection of 11th and Kentucky streets Monday afternoon.

Emergency crews respond at the scene of an accident at the intersection of 11th and Kentucky streets Monday afternoon.

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