Bethany Newton

Discover Downriver Staff Writer

Discover Downriver welcomes Bethany Newton, our newest writing contributor.  Bethany brings her charismatic writing style to the web, and also contributes to our social media channels as well.

Bethany Newton is a budding journalism graduate from Columbia College Chicago. She has a concentration in writing for magazines but also loves writing for the web. Bethany has a background as well in cultural studies, which goes hand in hand with her love to travel. Bethany not only contributes to this site, but she writes weekly for her music-based blog,

Bethany loves to read, to watch hockey (go Red Wings!) and to listen to music. She’s a Downriver girl through and through. She grew up in Brownstown and was a part of the Gibraltar school system. Bethany graduated from Carlson High School and was in dozens of clubs and activities during her time there.

Bethany has had many diverse experiences that have helped her become a better journalist including: covering court cases, covering big sporting events and covering mayoral elections. She is excited to use these past experiences and future experiences with Discover Downriver in order to continue to learn and grow as a writer.