Hayley Mae Croke

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My name is Hayley Mae Croke. I graduated from the University of Georgia with B.A. in Journalism and a certificate in New Media Studies. I have been covering both local and national news stories for the past 5 years, covering a plethora of topics, mainly specializing in entertainment and film stories. Here you can find a collection of my past work and stay updated on my growing writing collection.


  • Major: Journalism
  • Minor: Film Studies
  • Phone: (914) 924-7049
  • City: White Plains, New York
  • Certificate: New Media Studies
  • Email: hayleymaecroke@gmail.com
  • Twitter: @CrokeHayley
  • Freelance: Available

At the University of Georgia I majored in journalism, minored in film studies and gained a certificate in new media studies with the goal of entering the field of entertainment journalism. Some of my favorite publications included Vanity Fair, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. I enjoy film critiques, but as you can see in my portolio below, I have covered a wide array of topics during my time as a reporter.

Through the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s curriculum I have completed classes such as Writing Across Platforms, Law of Mass Communication, Information Gathering, Photojournalism, International Mass Communication, Coding, Multiplatform Story Production, Feature Writing and the Grady College's Capstone Journalism course.

While my primary interests lie in entertainment journalism, I have experience in many sectors as well as skills that allow me to be capable of an tackling many diverse tasks. I am able to use both Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, I have practice with both digital and film cameras, and have experience with transcriptions and fact checking. I am proficient in Komodo Edit, Visual Studio Code, Java Script, Bootstrap and Wordpress.


HTML 100%
CSS 100%
Photography 100%
Graphic Design 100%
Adobe Photoshop100%
Adobe Premiere100%
Social Media100%


Hayley Mae Croke

Journalist with over 4+ years of experience reporting on local and national levels. Written for three different publications on an array of topics, but writing focus lies within all things entertainment.

  • White Plains, New York
  • (914) 924-7049
  • hayleymaecroke@gmail.com


University of Georgia

Bachelor of Arts

Major: Journalism, Minor: Film Studies, Certificate: New Media

Byram Hills High School

2014 - 2018

Fashion Institute of Technology

July 2016

High School Student Summer Course in Event Planning and Design

Relevant Experience


Social Media Manager and Content Producer


  • Designed multiple graphics on a weekly basis for client usage on social sites.
  • Created logos and brand media kits for clients to expand their social media reach.
  • Engaged with client’s social media audience to increase and expand their social page’s traffic.

The Red and Black

Culture Dest Contributor


  • Writer for the culture desk.
  • Created articles on a weekly basis for publication on cultural topics within the Athens community.
  • Penned long form profiles, quick turn event coverages and multi-sourced features.

Covering Poverty

Athens Banner-Herald Reporter


  • Poverty beat reporter
  • Responsible for producing monthly content regarding poverty related issues facing the Athens community.
  • Authored pieces discussing how local organizations were attempting to combat issues of poverty.


Here you can stay up to date on my new stories and past pieces.