Joe Banish grew up in Traverse City, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations in May 2017.
Prior to joining the Herald in September 2022, Banish was a reporter at the Suffolk News Herald in Suffolk, Virginia, covering education and community features.
Banish covers news pertaining to K-12 and higher education, as well as county commission coverage.
Readers can reach Banish at (813)-508-1867, or email@example.com.