Carly Mullady grew up needing to know more about icing than its deliciousness on cupcakes.
She’s the lone daughter of four children, with a father who was among the last cut from the Midwest tryouts for the 1980 Miracle on Ice Olympic team.
And she knows very little matches the thrill that happens from puck-drop to handshakes.
A rink didn’t return to her hometown until she was gone, but she’s been able to see two younger brothers on the ice. She’s their feistiest fan.
Her other hockey loyalty lies with the Blackhawks–whether it’s meant seeing games for $8 with student IDs when the Madhouse didn’t have much of a temper at all, or dancing to Chelsea Dagger at standing room only–there’s something magical about the Indianhead sweater and the Original Six.
A former journalist and current editor, she carries a penchant for excitement (and maybe even fighting) with a resume that includes working for Chicago-area newspapers, and television, including The Jerry Springer Show, as well as NBCUniversal in New York.
She’s returned to the Chicago area from the East Coast with her Southern Gent, who now shares her adoration of the game, and their rescue dog, Doc Holliday.
Other interests include Cubs, Bears, Illini, Crimson Tide, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, baking a mean pineapple upside-down cake, Kate Spade accessories, and a properly coordinated cardigan for every ensemble.