Ocala Gazette announces new contributing columnist, Sadie Fitzpatrick

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Posted March 25, 2021 |

Sadie Fitzpatrick

The Gazette is adding a fresh new voice to local journalism with columnist, Sadie Fitzpatrick.

Sadie’s debut column will be published in tomorrow’s Ocala Gazette. Sadie will use this space to explore the character and quirks that make Ocala uniquely wonderful and occasionally irksome.

“Journalism has been a part of my life since I learned to read. I loved the ritual of sharing the morning newspaper with my parents around the breakfast table, taking turns reading each section thoroughly and discussing what was going on in the community. That ritual continues (albeit in a digital format) each morning as I sip my coffee before my children wake up, pouring over the latest news,” she shares. “It is local journalism in which I find the most value. I believe wholeheartedly that it is the best way to learn about the heart of your community and its many facets.”

Sadie is an Ocala native. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University and graduated with a master’s degree in mass communications from the University of Florida. Her skills include marketing and public relations as well as event management and logistics.

She currently serves as chair of Women United, the women’s philanthropic arm of United Way of Marion County. She also served on the Gala Committee for the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County Bourbon in the Barn event. She is a past president of the Junior League of Ocala and a former member of United Way of Marion County’s Campaign Cabinet.

In her free time, Sadie enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, their two children and their golden retriever, George Bailey. She also enjoys reading and interior design.

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