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Khristopher Brooks

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Reporter

Brooks writes about the newest or smartest products, processes and people that lead to job growth in the Finger Lakes region. After spending eight years covering higher education across the country, Brooks comes to upstate New York with a nerdy passion for comics, coffee, seafood, basketball and herb gardening. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in narrative journalism from NYU. He previously covered education for the Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier, the Omaha World-Herald, the Florida Times-Union and The Ledger in Lakeland, Fla. Contact him if you have news about social entrepreneurship, startups, venture capitalism, business incubators, intellectual capital, inventions, patents, university research, intellectual property or the city’s innovation office.