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Kaitlyn Buss
Assistant Editorial Page Editor
Kaitlyn Buss is joining the News as assistant editorial page editor. She previously served as vice president of public affairs at TDS Public Affairs, and as vice president of communications at Iron Light before that. She is a frequent contributor to The News’ editorial page and other media outlets throughout the state, and has been a communications strategist for political, policy, advocacy and nonprofit groups and associations at the state and national levels. Kaitlyn was a member of the editorial board from 2014 to 2018, and during that time served as an editorial writer, opinion editor and columnist. Before returning to Michigan in 2014, Kaitlyn worked in communications in Washington, D.C. She specialized in opinion writing and strategy at private public relations firms, as well as political nonprofits. She graduated cum laude from Hillsdale College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and journalism. She served as a reporter and editor for The Collegian, winning News Story of the Year for reporting on the college administration’s neglect to take care of ice-covered sidewalks. She is a native of Metro Detroit and lives in Birmingham with her husband and four kids.