Susan J. Demas is the editor-in-chief of Michigan Advance, a States Newsroom publication. She has more than two decades of experience in journalism and is one of the foremost experts on Michigan politics, appearing on MSNBC, CNN and NPR. For almost five years, Susan was the editor and publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, the most-cited political newsletter in the state. Susan’s award-winning political analysis has run in more than 80 national, international and regional media outlets, including the Guardian U.K., NBC News, the New York Times, the Detroit News and MLive. She started her journalism career reporting on the Iowa caucuses for The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Susan has hiked over 3,000 solo miles across four continents and climbed more than 60 mountains. She also enjoys dragging her husband and two teenagers along, even if no one else wants to sleep in a tent anymore.