Meet the 2020-21 Report for America Corps Members

This year’s Report for America corps was chosen after a highly selective national competition that drew more than 1,800 applications. The 225 journalists who were selected for this year’s corps are eager to deliver trustworthy, accurate local news to communities across our nation. More about the process here.


AlaskaAnchorage Daily NewsAnnie BermanHealthcare  in Alaska
AlaskaKCAWErin McKinstrySitka and surrounding communities
Ariz.KAWC Colorado River Public MediaAndrea Perez BalderramaLatino communities
Ariz.The Arizona RepublicMegan TarosAfrican-American and Latino communities in South Phoenix
Calif.CALmattersJackie BottsPoverty 
Calif.Berkeleyside’s Oakland newsroomRicky RodasImmigrant businesses in Oakland
Calif.inewsourceCamille von KaenelGrowth and development in San Diego County’s backcountry
Calif.Long Beach PostCrystal NieblaWest Long Beach
Calif.Long Beach PostSebastian EcheverryNorth Long Beach
Calif.Mission LocalAnnika HomUnequal services in Mission District of SF
Calif.Radio Bilingüe, Inc.Maria EsquincaSan Joaquin Valley
Calif.Redding Record SearchlightNada AtiehEducation, childhood trauma and the achievement gap
Calif.Sacramento BeeKimberly BojórquezLatino communities in the Sacramento area
Calif.Sacramento BeeAshley WongAsian-American issues in the Sacramento area
Calif.San Jose Mercury NewsLaurence Du Sault Childhood poverty in California
Calif.Spectrum News 1Chris EhrmannLocal government decisions affecting environmental sustainability in Los Angeles 
Calif.The Desert SunMaria SestitoSeniors in the Palm Springs area
Calif.The Desert SunAmanda UlrichNative American issues in Coachella Valley
Calif.The Fresno BeeNadia LopezLatino issues in Fresno and the region
Calif.The Fresno BeeManuela TobiasChildhood poverty in California’s Central Valley
Calif.The Mendocino VoiceLana CohenThe effect of environmental regulation on salmon runs, wildfires and the regional  economy.
Calif.The Modesto BeeKristina KarischEconomic development in Stanislaus County and the Northern San Joaquin Valley
Calif.The Modesto BeeChrisAnna MinkChildren’s health in the Central Valley
Calif.Ventura County StarShivani PatelEquity in education  in the county
Calif.Voice of OCBrandon PhoCoverage of cities in North Central Orange County
Calif.Associated Press DataCamille FassettState-by-state data journalism to serve legislative Reporters nationwide
Colo.Associated Press COPatricia NiebergColorado state legislature, with special focus on public health
Colo.Ouray County PlaindealerLiz TeitzHousing among the working class in Ouray County
Conn.Connecticut PublicBrenda LeonLatino communities
Conn.Connecticut PublicAli OshinskieThe Naugatuck River Valley, especially blue-collar families
Conn.The Connecticut MirrorYehyun KimPhotojournalism, especially in communities of color
Conn.The Connecticut MirrorKelan LyonsMental health and criminal justice
Del.Delaware Public MediaRoman BattagliaState and local elections
D.C.DCistDee DwyerPhotojournalism involving minority communities in Wards 7 and 8 in D.C.
D.C.DCistAja BeckhamCommunity coverage in Wards 7 and 8 in D.C.
Fla.El Nuevo HeraldSyra Ortiz BlanesPresidential election through a local Hispanic/Latino prism
Fla.El Nuevo HeraldLautaro GrinspanNicaraguan, Honduran, Dominican and other Latino communities
Fla.Miami HeraldYadira LopezEconomic mobility in Dade County
Fla.Spectrum News 13Molly DuerigCentral Florida’s housing crisis
Fla.Tampa Bay TimesBailey LeFeverSeniors
Ga.Ledger-EnquirerMadeleine CookPhotography, post-covid recovery in Columbus, GA
Ga.Ledger-EnquirerAdrienne UnderwoodPost-COVID economic and health recovery in Columbus, GA
HawaiiHonolulu Civil BeatKevin KnodellMilitary and veterans affairs in the state
HawaiiHonolulu Civil BeatLorin Eleni GillPublic health disparities among Native Hawaiians
IdahoBoise State Public RadioRachel CohenTwin Falls and Blaine County
IdahoPost RegisterKyle PfannenstielRural healthcare in the state
Ill.Belleville News-DemocratMegan ValleyK-12 education
Ill.Belleville News-DemocratDeAsia SutgreyEast St. Louis, Ill.
Ill.Block Club ChicagoJake WittichLakeview/Boystown/Lincoln Park areas of Chicago, home to the largest population of the city’s LGBTQ community.
Ill.Block Club ChicagoPascal SabinoAustin and North Lawndale neighborhoods on the West Side of Chicago
Ill.Capitol News IllinoisRaymon TroncosoIllinois statehouse, especially legislation and issues that affect minority communities
Ill.Chicago Sun TimesAnthony VazquezPhotojournalism of South and West sides of Chicago
Ill.Chicago Sun-TimesManny RamosSouth and West Chicago
Ill. The Chicago Reporter/UnivisiónRita OregueraMinority communities outside Chicago 
Ill.The Daily HeraldMilton “Trey” ArlineLake County
Ill.WNIJ Northern Public RadioJuanpablo RamirezSubstandard housing and police relations in northern Illinois
Ill.WNIJ Northern Public RadioYvonne BooseCommunity issues in northern Illinois
Ind.Associated Press INCasey SmithIndiana state legislature, local elections, education funding
IowaIowa Public RadioKassidy ArenaIowa statehouse, especially issues affecting underserved populations
Kan.Associated Press KSAndy Tsubasa FieldKansas legislature, especially the disintegration of public services
Kan.The Community VoiceJazzlyn JohnsonAfrican-American communities in Kansas City
Kan.Wichita EagleMegan StringerIssues facing the working class  
Kan.Wichita EagleSarah SpoonClimate change in the Wichita and the midwest
Ky.Associated Press KYPiper Hudspeth Blackburn Kentucky state legislature, especially issues affecting Appalachia
Ky.Cincinnati EnquirerJulia FairGovernment watchdog reporting in Northern Kentucky
Ky.Kentucky Center for Investigative ReportingGraham AmbroseYouth, social services and legislative accountability
Ky.Lexington Herald LeaderSilas WalkerPhotojournalist for rural communities throughout the state
Ky.Lexington Herald-LeaderAlex AcquistoHealth care in eastern and southern Kentucky
Ky.Northern Kentucky Tribune, Kentucky Forward, Kentucky CenterMaridith YahlA solutions approach to healthcare in the state
Ky.WFPL News Louisville 89.3John BoyleSouthern Indiana
La.The Times-Picayune and The AdvocateEmily WoodruffPublic health in south Louisiana
La.WWNO 89.9 FM New Orleans Public RadioPaul BraunStatehouse reporting in Baton Rouge
MainePine Tree Watch Katie BrownStatewide energy and environmental issues 
MainePine Tree Watch Samantha HoganState legislature and education
MainePine Tree WatchRose LundyHealthcare watchdog, post-COVID-19
Md.Baltimore SunTatyana TurnerAfrican-American neighborhoods in the city
Md.Baltimore SunStephanie GarciaLatino neighborhoods in the city
Md.Capital GazetteHeather MongilioMilitary affairs, covering the U.S. Naval Academy and Fort Meade
Md.Maryland Matters–ElectionsBennett LeckroneState elections, money and ethics
Md.Maryland Matters–HealthElizabeth ShweHealth policy, including status of asbestos victims
Md.Technical.lyDonte KirbyWinners and losers in the tech economy in Baltimore
Md.WYPR 88.1 FM Your Public Radio CorporationSarah KimBaltimore’s housing crisis
Mass.Bay State BannerMorgan MullingsState legislature and Boston’s African-American communities
Mass.The Berkshire EagleDaniel JinLegislation  affecting rural western Massachusetts
Mass.WCAIEve ZuckoffClimate change impact in Cape Cod and the state’s southern shore
Mich.Associated Press MIAnna NicholsMichigan legislature, especially infrastructure policies, U.S. House races
Mich.Detroit Free PressNushrat RahmanEconomic mobility in Detroit
Mich.Detroit Free PressAngie JacksonFormerly incarcerated citizens re-entering the community
Mich.Detroit Free Press/PolitifactClara HendricksonFact-checking of Michigan politicians during election season and beyond
Mich.FlintBeat.comKatie KanazawichPhotojournalism, especially efforts to restore Flint
Mich.Traverse City Record-EagleKaye LaFondUsing public data to tell stories of local and state issues and trends
Minn.Associated Press MNMohammed IbrahimMinnesota legislature, especially energy and environmental policy
Minn.Sahan JournalJaida Grey EaglePhotojournalist focusing on Hmong, Somali and Latino communities in Minnesota
Minn.Sahan JournalBecky DernbachEducation of Hmong, Somali, Latino and other immigrant students in the state
Minn.Sahan JournalHibah AnsariImmigration policy, especially affecting the Hmong, Somali and Latino communities in Minnesota
Minn.Star TribuneZoe JacksonIssues of concern to younger voters
Minn.Twin Cities Public TelevisionKyeland JacksonCauses, effects and solutions to racial disparities in Minnesota
Miss.Associated Press MSLeah WillinghamMississippi state legislature, especially actions affecting the poor
Miss.Mississippi Center for Investigative ReportingShirley SmithWatchdog reporting 
Miss.Sun HeraldIsabelle TaftVietnamese and African American neighborhoods in Biloxi, MS
Mo.Kansas City PBSJacob DouglasRural issues in Missouri
Mo.Kansas City PBSCatherine HoffmanCOVID-19 coverage and healthcare
Mo.St Louis Public RadioEric SchmidMetro East area in Illinois
Mo.The BeaconBrittany CallanEnvironment and  health
Mo.The Kansas City StarHumera LodhiA team approach to coverage of gun violence in the city
Mo.The Kansas City StarJelani GibsonA team approach to coverage of gun violence
Mo.The Kansas City StarKaitlin WashburnA team approach to coverage of gun violence
Mont.Associated Press MTIris SamuelsGubernatorial and Congressional elections, plus state policy issues in Montana
Mont.Montana Free PressChris AadlandNative American issues in the state
Mont.Yellowstone Public RadioKaitlyn NicholasNative American issues
Mont.Yellowstone Public RadioKevin TrevellyanMontana statehouse
Nev.Associated Press NVSam MetzNevada state legislature, especially water, education and health care
Nev.KUNR Public RadioLucia StarbuckEducation and Latino communities in Reno
Nev.Las Vegas Review-JournalJonathan NgNon-profit and charity sector in the city  
N.H.Concord MonitorTeddy RosenbluthSeniors and health care issues in the state
N.H.Concord MonitorEileen O’GradyWatchdog reporting on state and local education issues
N.M.Albuquerque JournalTheresa DavisWater resources in New Mexico
N.M.Associated Press NMCedar AttanasioNew Mexico state legislature, with a focus on education and poverty
N.M.Las Cruces Sun-NewsMiranda CyrPublic education in Las Cruces
N.M.New Mexico In DepthShaun GriswoldUrban Native Americans in Albuquerque
N.M.Santa Fe ReporterKatherine LewinSanta Fe’s Southside
N.M.Searchlight New MexicoJulia SclafaniHealthcare, including mental healthcare, for the state’s poorest residents
N.Y.City Limits Nicole JavorskyClimate change and its implications for New York City
N.Y.Democrat and ChronicleNatalia Rodriguez MedinaPuerto Rican community in Rochester
N.Y.Democrat and ChronicleAdria WalkerPublic education in the “last in nation” district in Rochester
N.Y.Spectrum News BuffaloCamalot ToddMental health issues in western New York State
N.Y.The CityEileen GrenchJuvenile justice in the Bronx
N.Y.The Haitian TimesSamuel BojarskiBrooklyn’s Haitian community
N.C.Associated Press NCBryan AndersonNorth Carolina state legislature, especially health care, education and prisons
N.C.Carolina Public PressJordan WilkieVoting systems and election fraud in North Carolina
N.C.La Noticia, IncZila SanchezAffordable housing around Charlotte
N.C.North Carolina Health News Inc.Hannah CritchfieldMaternal health, prison health 
N.C.The Charlotte ObserverDevna BoseThe status of poor and minority communities in prosperous Charlotte
N.C.The Charlotte ObserverLauren LindstromAffordable housing crisis in Charlotte
N.C.The News & ObserverBen SessomsThe pandemic’s effects on housing, gentrification and related issues
N.C.The News & ObserverSophie KasakovePost-Covid economic recovery
N.C.The News & ObserverAdam WagnerWatchdog reporting about Hurricane Florence recovery
N.C.WFAE 90.7 / La Noticia (Joint Application)Laura Brache FieldCharlotte’s growing Latino community
N.C.WFAE Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Digital Public Library of AmericaAlex WattsLocal government in Charlotte
N.C.WFAE Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Digital Public Library of AmericaDante MillerUnique partnership using both radio and Wikipedia to fill news deserts 
N.D.The Forum of Fargo-MoorheadAdam WillisNorth Dakota business issues; elections
N.D.The Forum of Fargo-MoorheadMichelle GriffithThe fall and rise of rural America, as seen through a North Dakota lens
OhioAssociated Press OHFarnoush AmiriOhio legislature, especially opioid settlements
OhioMahoning MattersEllen WagnerWatchdog reporting related to the decline in city services in Youngstown
OhioSpectrum Columbus OHPete GrievePublic health in Columbus
OhioThe Akron Beacon JournalSeyma BayramMinority communities around Akron
OhioThe Columbus DispatchCeili DoyleRural issues in central Ohio
OhioThe Devil StripAbbey MarshallEffect of economic forces on moderate and low income residents
OhioThe Devil StripH.L. ComeriatoHealthcare in Akron
Ohio Cleveland.comConor MorrisPoverty in Cleveland 
OhioWCPOMonique JohnGentrification
OhioWYSO Public RadioChris WelterClimate change and environmental issues
Okla.KOSUSeth BodineAgriculture and rural issues
Okla.Oklahoma WatchSupriya SridharBlight in northeast Oklahoma City
Okla.Oklahoma WatchKeaton RossThe state’s prison system
Ore.Associated Press ORSara ClineOregon state legislature, with special focus on the tech boom and the crisis in housing affordability
Ore.Herald and NewsAlex SchwartzEndangered species, water rights and other issues associated with a dam removal
Ore.Willamette WeekLatisha JensenMinority communities in the city
Pa.WITFAnthony OrozcoLatino communities in Reading, Lebanon and elsewhere
Pa.WITFAlanna ElderLocal Latino angle on elections
Pa.Technical.lyMichael ButlerWinners and losers in the tech economy in Philadelphia
P.R.Centro de Periodismo InvestigativoJose EncarnaciónThe education crisis
P.R.Centro de Periodismo InvestigativoRafael René Diaz TorresWatchdog reporting on recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
P.R.Centro De Periodismo InvestigativoVictor L. Rodriguez-VelazquezWatchdog reporting on recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
R.I.The Public’s RadioAntonia Ayres-BrownRace and poverty in Newport, R.I.
S.C.Associated Press SCMichelle LiuSouth Carolina state legislature, especially problems caused by climate change
S.C.The (Myrtle Beach) Sun NewsMary NorkolHomelessness in Horry County
S.C.The Herald, Rock Hill, S.C.Tobie PerkinsChester County, S.C.
S.C.The Island PacketKate Hidalgo BellowsHilton Head’s working class
S.C.The Island PacketSam OgozalekDevelopment issues in Jasper County, SC
S.C.The State Media CompanyRebecca LiebsonPublic housing and the Columbia Housing Authority
S.D.South Dakota Public BroadcastingRichard Two BullsEthnic communities, including Native Americans
Tenn.Chattanooga Times Free PressWyatt MasseyLocal coverage of religion
Tenn.MLK50: Justice Through JournalismF. Amanda TugadePoverty, power and public policy in Memphis and Shelby County
Tenn.WPLN / Nashville Public RadioSamantha MaxCriminal justice in Nashville
TexasAssociated Press TXAcacia CoronadoState legislature and the politics of climate change
TexasDallas Morning NewsBrooklynn CooperSouth Dallas
TexasFort Worth Star-TelegramHaley SamselEnvironmental issues caused by rapid economic development
TexasFort Worth Star-TelegramKailey BroussardAccountability reporting for the city of Arlington
TexasKUTRiane RoldanCosts and benefits of suburban growth in Williamson County
TexasKUTAllyson OrtegonHays County and the strains of rapid development
TexasSan Antonio Express-NewsBrandon LinglePolitical dysfunction in suburban towns
TexasTexas Newsroom/ KERAMallory FalkBorder and immigration issues in El Paso
TexasTexas Newsroom/ KERAKeren CarriónVisual journalist exploring Dallas-Fort Worth and news deserts in ex-urban and rural Texas
TexasTexas Newsroom/ KERAAlejandra MartinezImpact of COVID-19 and its economic fallout on marginalized communities
TexasTexas Newsroom/ KERASara Ernst Health disparities related to income and other factors in Houston area
TexasTexas Public RadioMaria MendezBusiness issues in Laredo and other border areas
TexasTexas Public RadioDominic WalshTexas Hill Country
TexasThe Victoria AdvocateMark RosenbergRural counties surrounding Victoria
TexasThe Victoria AdvocateCiara McCarthyRural healthcare
UtahAssociated Press UTSophia EppolitoUtah state legislature, religion and  government
UtahKUER/NPR UtahKate GroetzingerIndigenous issues in southern Utah
UtahKUER / NPR UtahLexi PeeryWashington County
UtahKUER / NPR UtahDavid FuchsEnergy issues
UtahSalt Lake TribuneZak PodmoreSan Juan County
UtahSalt Lake TribuneBecky JacobsWomen’s issues
UtahThe SpectrumJoan MeinersGrowth-related issues in Cedar City
UtahThe SpectrumK. Sophie WillNational parks
Vt.Vermont Public RadioAnna Van DineDeeper issues revealed by coronavirus 
Vt.VTDigger.orgEmma CottonSouthern Vermont
Va.Rappahannock News & Foothills ForumRachel NeedhamThe changing nature of public services in northern Virginia
Wash.The Daily HeraldIan Davis-LeonardWorking-class issues, including housing and healthcare, in Snohomish County
Wash.The News TribuneAbbie ShullThe Joint Base Lewis-McChord military installation
Wash.The OlympianBrandon BlockHomelessness
Wash.The Spokesman-ReviewLaurel DemkovichState legislature
Wash.The Spokesman-ReviewOrion Donovan-SmithA Washington, D.C.-based beat, policies affecting the Northwest
Wash.The Spokesman-ReviewArielle DreherPublic health in eastern Washington State
W.Va.100 Days in AppalachiaChristopher JonesWhite supremacy groups in Appalachia
W.Va.Mountain State SpotlightAmelia Ferrell KniselyPoverty in West Virginia
W.Va.Mountain State SpotlightDouglas SouleIn-depth business and economic coverage  in West Virginia as part of a new Enterprise Hub
W.Va.Mountain State SpotlightLauren PeacePublic health threats as part of a new Enterprise Hub
W.Va.Mountain State SpotlightLucas ManfieldData-based articles as part of a new Enterprise Hub
W.Va.West Virginia Public BroadcastingEmily AllenState government and southern West Virginia
Wis.Green Bay Press-GazetteFrank VaisvilasNative American issues in Green Bay and Wisconsin
Wis.Milwaukee Journal SentinelSarah VolpenheinHmong, Native American and other under-covered ethnic communities
Wis.Milwaukee Journal SentinelJessica RodriguezLatino neighborhoods on Milwaukee’s south side
Wis.Milwaukee Neighborhood News ServicePrincessSafiya ByersHealth, minority businesses, religion
Wis.Milwaukee Neighborhood News ServiceMatthew Martinez Housing
Wis.Spectrum MilwaukeeMaddie BurakoffPublic health in Milwaukee
Wis.Wausau Daily HeraldRenee HickmanPopulation loss and its effects
Wis.Wisconsin Center for Investigative JournalismPhoebe PetrovicCriminal justice misconduct
Wyo.Buffalo BulletinJessi DodgePhotojournalism in the Buffalo  area
Wyo.Buffalo BulletinMara AbbottLocal energy industry in Johnson County
Wyo.Wyoming Public MediaSavannah MaherWind River Reservation