Steve Friess is a veteran journalist based in Ann Arbor, Michigan with bylines from all 50 states and 14 countries. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Playboy, The New Republic, Wired, and many others. His writing tends to focus on politics, education, LGBTQ+ issues, technology, travel, and the casino industry. Friess has taught journalism at Michigan State University and University of Nevada-Las Vegas. His editing credits include stints at Hour Detroit, Politico, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and others. Friess holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and was a 2011-12 Knight-Wallace fellow at the University of Michigan. He's married with two children under 5 and two Pomeranians over 7.