Chad Livengood is a political reporter in The Detroit News' Lansing bureau. He covers Gov. Rick Snyder's administration, the Legislature and Michigan politics. He also covered Detroit's municipal bankruptcy for The News. He is a regular guest on "Off The Record," a public affairs show on public television stations in Michigan. Prior to joining The News in February 2012, Chad was a political reporter at the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal (2010-2012) and the Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader (2008-2010). He also previously worked as an education reporter at the Jackson Citizen Patriot (2006-2008). Chad is a 2005 graduate of Central Michigan University and a native of Chelsea.