Torey Van Oot

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Torey Van Oot is a Minneapolis-based freelance reporter with bylines in outlets like The Daily Beast,, Teen Vogue and The Washington Post's The Lily project. Before relocating from New York to the Twin Cities at the end of 2017, Van Oot spent two years as a senior features writer and political editor at Refinery29, a leading digital publication for millennial women. She's also served as digital editor overseeing breaking news for NBC stations across the country and as a political reporter covering California state politics for The Sacramento Bee. She considers joining her campus newspapers in high school (The Deerfield Scroll) and college (The USC Daily Trojan) two of the best professional decisions she's made to this day! You can follow Torey on Twitter @ToreyVanOot.