Kimberly Palmiero is an independent journalist and business owner. She spent 25 years working for media companies in Pennsylvania and Illinois, most of that time as an editor on news desks. She left Trib Total Media in 2016 as a managing editor. A passionate journalist, she also is board president of the nonprofit Press Club of Western Pennsylvania (westernpapresclub.org).
In 2009, she founded a small business which acquires, refurbishes and rents residential property.
She enjoys running through city neighborhoods just after dawn. She may or may not cap off runs by drinking several espressos
She lives on the North Side.
"I want to be able to inspire people through what I do," says Danny Chew, a Squirrel Hill cyclist who was paralyzed last year. He'll be the face of the 2017 event that draws cyclists from all over the country.