Faculty and Staff
|Title:||Baldwin Business and Financial Chair in Journalism
|Department:||School of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Information and Communications
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
800 Sumter Street, Room 231
Columbia, SC 29208
M.A., Higher Education, Harvard University
B.A., English, University of New Hampshire
Michelle LaRoche, a journalist with more than 20 years of experience in business and financial news, teaches reporting and editing. As the Baldwin Business and Financial Chair in Journalism, LaRoche is focused on teaching students how to cover business, finance and economics as well as how to enhance their coverage of other topics — sports, education, entertainment — by understanding the business factors at play. Her teaching approach is inspired by years of mentoring and training journalists in the newsroom.
LaRoche is the faculty advisor for The Daily Gamecock, the university's student newspaper.
Until moving to Columbia last year, LaRoche never lived south of New Jersey, so she welcomes suggestions for exploring the university, Columbia, South Carolina and the South.