Ashley Zlatopolsky is a Detroit-based storyteller, reporter, strategist and creator.
She works for Gannett as a Branded Content Strategist with the GET Creative team, partnering with advertisers to produce original stories across the USA TODAY Network.
Ashley is a former Special Writer for the Detroit Free Press where she covered culture, life and news. She has written across print and digital for Rolling Stone, Billboard, MTV, National Geographic, the Guardian, The Washington Post, VICE, The Atlantic and SPIN.
She has appeared on CNN Headline News and has more than 40 cover stories in print. Ashley's work has spanned film production, radio, social strategy and custom content, including stories created in partnership with Little Caesars Arena, Shinola and Red Bull.
Ashley is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University. She presented a six-month study there on the psychology behind Detroit's portrayal in the media, examining how local and national media influence have shaped worldwide perceptions of the city.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling the world, binge-reading historical fiction, fitness, live music and spending time with her cat, Theodore.
Her resume is available upon request.