Adam Wagner | News & Observer

ย ๐ŸŒ Raleigh, North Carolina
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bio

Adam has worked for six years at The Wilmington StarNews in North Carolina covering local government, public safety, criminal justice and the environment. Since late 2016, his reporting has focused on water contamination in eastern North Carolina, while he has also covered Hurricanes Florence and Matthew and their aftermaths. Heโ€™s won awards for investigative and enterprise reporting from the North Carolina Press Association, the D.C. Press Association and the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania. Adam is a graduate of Ohio University, where he was managing editor of the school paper.

Watchdog reporting on Hurricane Florence recovery in Raleigh, North Carolina

The News & Observer is dedicated to covering the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which destroyed lives, homes and businesses around North Carolina.ย  Adam will be assigned to our ongoing efforts to cover cleanup, rebuilding and revitalizing communities following Hurricane Florence โ€” a process that will take years. His primary focus will be investigating and reporting on how last yearโ€™s disaster disproportionately affects low-income residents and people of color in North Carolina. He will work closely with our data journalist and three other reporters who are covering the floodโ€™s aftermath. Adam will report directly to one of thew newsrooms most experienced and highly regarded editors, with assistance from the managing editor.