Mary Van de Kamp Nohl is a senior editor at Milwaukee Magazine where she writes on business, health care, social issues and politics. Since joining Milwaukee Magazine as a contributing editor in 1986, Nohl has earned more than 30 state and national awards for her writing and reporting.
In addition to being a Loeb finalist this year, she is up for The White Award for Writer of the Year from the national City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA) and The White Award for best magazine feature for "Her Story" the account of the woman who filed a sexual harassment complaint against Milwaukee's mayor and who recently settled her suit when the mayor agreed to pay her $375,000 and not run for re-election. Last year, Nohl won the gold award for best feature from CRMA for an account of a group of women who took their neighborhood back from drug dealers and prostitutes. (Whether this years awards are gold, silver or bronze is unknown until the May awards presentation in San Diego.)
In the past, Nohl has won the gold White Award for commentary and awards for public service and investigative reporting. She was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in 1993 for an expose on bad doctors and a finalist for the Loeb Award in 1994 for her writing on the effects of legalized gambling on Wisconsin's 11 tribal nations. In 2000, she earned a national award from the National Center on Crime and Delinquency. She has twice received awards from the National Education Writer's Association and the Wisconsin State Bar Association and numerous others from the Milwaukee Press Club, Wisconsin Council of Writers and Wisconsin Newspaper Association.
Ms. Nohl graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her bachelors' degree in journalism and later earned a master's degree in specialized reporting of business and economics. Before joining Milwaukee Magazine, Nohl was a political reporter for a community newspaper. She has taught magazine writing at Marquette University, is married and has two children who are now, happily, embarking on their own careers. Her hobbies include gardening, antiquing, travel, local history and, of course, reading.