Katrina Pross covers criminal justice for WFYI Public Media, Indiana's chief PBS and NPR member station, based in Indianapolis. Pross grew up in Eagan, Minnesota and has reported on the courts and criminal justice for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, including the trial of Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd—she was one of the select pool reporters rotating inside the courtroom. Pross has also reported on criminal justice reform and COVID-19 outbreaks in Minnesota prisons. She double majored in journalism and French at the University of Minnesota, where she was a reporter and editor at the school's paper, The Minnesota Daily. Pross has interned at APM Reports, the Star Tribune, and a radio station in France during a study-abroad program. She graduated in 2020, and was named the Daily's Editor of the Year.
WFYI Public Media’s mission is to empower, educate, entertain and connect communities through impactful journalism, inspiring stories and lifelong learning. This flagship NPR and PBS station in Indiana has a seven-person local news team and an eight -person regional health reporting team. The station also collaborates with partners in other states and nationally on five beats: government/policy, energy/environment, business/economics, education and health.
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