Brittany Kohler, Content Manager

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Brittany Kohler is the Content Manager of Riverbender.com and EdGlenToday.com. 

As a reporter, Kohler covers local events and provides feature articles for the local riverbend personalities and businesses. Kohler also runs the social media sites for Riverbender.com and all clients that Riverbender.com provides that service for. 

Born and raised in Alton Illinois, Kohler graduated from Alton High School in 2006. After attending Western Illinois University for a short while, Kohler decided to join the Marine Corps to travel and experience a fast pace structured lifestyle. Kohler graduated Marine Corps boot camp in March 2008 and was awarded Company Honor Graduate and Company Iron Woman.

Kohler graduated from the Basic Public Affairs Specialist Course, Basic Writing and Announcing Skills Course and Broadcast Operations and Maintenance Course at the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Md. She was then stationed at Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville North Carolina where she worked at the Joint Public Affairs office for the remainder of her term.

Kohler deployed to South America on the USS Gunston Hall in 2010 in support of Amphibious Southern Partnership Station 2011. There, she conducted and documented jungle survival training and humanitarian missions in Guatemala, Belize, Colombia and other locations along the way.

After a successful 4 years in the Marines, Kohler returned home to Alton and immediately began continuing her education. In 2013, Kohler received her Associates in Science from Lewis and Clark Community College and is currently enrolled in the Public Relations/Marketing program at Ashford University.

As an independent civilian contractor, Kohler continues to work for the Marine Corps Special Operations Command in support of their final training exercises.

An avid Cardinals fan and recreational volleyball player, Kohler enjoys the company of her many friends and takes advantage of spending time with her ever expanding family whenever she can. She believes Alton is perfect for her and is looking forward to one day raising children of her own in the same town she grew up in.

To contact Brittany Kohler for future events or story ideas, e-mail brittany@riverbender.com or call (618) 465-9850 ext. 237. Follow her on Twitter @KohlerJ

See links below for Kohler's published material on Riverbender.com.

SPRINGFIELD - State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) and 19 fellow lawmakers are asking Auditor General Frank Mautino to provide answers to questions raised about suspicious campaign expenditures. Questions arose after his selection as Auditor General when Mautino was still soliciting...
Department considers this month’s theme as a call to action Springfield – What does it mean to blaze a trail? To the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA), blazing a trail means evolving to better meet the needs of our growing older adult population and creating a sustainable path...
Signs Executive Order to promote collaboration among state agencies by increasing efficiency and providing more timely decisions CHICAGO – Governor Bruce Rauner today signed an Executive Order to begin a pilot program in an effort to reduce the backlog of administrative hearings in Illinois...
ALTON – Bob Madewell , a Granite City native and Navy veteran, recently opened his own business, Madewell Inspections , and is eager to help his fellow citizens in all their home inspection needs. Home inspections are a crucial step in both buying and selling a home. It is Bob’s...
ALTON - The Police Benevolent and Protective Association , Alton Unit #14 , 80th Annual Policeman’s Ball at the Argosy Alton Casino is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The PB&PA, a 501c3 non-profit organization represents the law enforcement officers of the Alton Police...
UPDATE: Bunker Hill's Jonathan S. Trexler faces multiple charges, including armed kidnapping CALHOUN COUNTY – Tracie L. Trexler, 39, of Godfrey, who had been missing since Wednesday, was found Thursday afternoon in Calhoun County and is now safe and sound. On Wednesday, April...
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced new actions to curb corporate inversions and address earnings stripping: “When corporations choose to invert and don’t pay their fair share of...
ALTON - As Three Rivers Project Manager since April of 2001, Christine Favilla has been the voice for the environment in the Riverbend. In an era of big-box stores, factory farming, and hyper-consumption, Christine has spirited the connection between “localism” and environment early...
ALTON - Rumors of a monster catfish living in the Mississippi River have been told for generations by natives up and down the mighty waterway that divides the Western U.S. from the East. Although most simply enjoy telling their version of the story, many claim to have actually seen it, ye...
ALTON – Back by popular demand, the RiverBender.com Community Center is happy to announce the first RBCC Lock-In of 2016 is scheduled for this Friday, April 1, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The lock-in, sponsored by STL Inflatables, will host many contests throughout the night including...
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