M. Eileen Brown

VP/Director of Strategic Marketing and Innovation
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M. Eileen Brown is the Vice President/Director of Strategic Marketing and Innovation for the Daily Herald. From 2002 to 2007, she was the Managing Editor of the Daily Herald. Before that, she was the Editor of the Post-Tribune in Northwest Indiana and an entertainment editor and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. She was also a reporter and travel editor for the Daily Herald for nearly 20 years.

She currently is responsible for the Daily Herald Media Groupís strategic marketing initiatives, as well as the events division and special sections. Eileen works with the newsroom, inter-active and the advertising department to come up with new business models and ventures.

Eileen grew up in Chicago, but has lived in the suburbs for nearly 30 years. She serves on the boards for the Wings, GOA Regional Business Association and Giving Du Page. Certified in Myers Briggs, she also serves on the national board for the Association for Psychological Type International.

She lives in Itasca, and spends much of her free time doing yoga, biking, lifting weights or cutting up vegetables for soup.

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Barbecue lovers now include vegetarians and vegans, too

Jun 07 2018 | 7:26 am - M. Eileen Brown turns to “Great Vegan BBQ Without A Grill” by Linda and Alex Meyer to welcome everyone to summer cookouts.

Nothing cozies up a gloomy, wet night quite like spicy soup

Apr 10 2018 | 10:39 am - There's nothing impoverished in this adaptation of the classic soup, a Portuguese favorite.

With soup, leftovers never go to waste

Oct 18 2017 | 12:38 am - Soup is the perfect solution for any wayward scraps that randomly take up space in your fridge.

Homemade’s the way to go if playing with your food appeals

Sep 05 2017 | 12:59 pm - I’m a sucker for alphabet soup. What’s not to love about spelling and slurping, especially when you’re diving into a steaming hot bowl of vegetable goodness? Homemade alphabet soup is as easy as making an excellent vegetable...

Crockpot soup perfect for game-day entertaining

Feb 01 2017 | 6:45 am - Soup and the Super Bowl. Seems like such a perfect matchup, doesn’t it? This beer and cheese soup is one you can make ahead, so it's perfect for Super Bowl entertaining.

Unexpected toppings take tried-and-true soup to the next level

Dec 14 2016 | 7:42 am - It’s that time of year when it’s all about making the ordinary extraordinary. To add a little holiday pizazz to your favorite soup recipe, try adding unexpected toppings, like this pistachio, orange and mint salsa.

Grill veggies for added depth of flavor for soups, salads

Aug 09 2016 | 6:01 pm - For some reason, grilling makes everything taste better. Even soup. Yep, even soup. There’s something about grilling the veggies that add an incredible depth to the taste of any soup.

Slurping is no gaffe but encouraged when eating udon soup

May 10 2016 | 11:07 am - Homemade udon noodle soup is ripe for experimentation, ingredient substitution and slurping.

Soup made great, even amazing with right toppings

Feb 12 2016 | 4:23 pm - As we soup lovers know, the right toppings can turn a good soup into a great soup, sometimes even an amazing soup. The addition of crunchy, creamy, salty, sour and/or spicy can make all the difference.

Soups offer creative types flexibility but not with spicy peppers

Jan 05 2016 | 6:13 am - There’s something about soup that attracts the impetuous cook. OK, so that’s a bit stereotypical, but there’s an element of truth there — at least where I’m concerned.

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