Kevin Trevellyan reports for Yellowstone Public Radio in Billings, Montana, where he focuses on the Montana statehouse. An audio journalist interested in public policy and natural resource issues, Trevellyan didn’t understand the power of auditory storytelling—and hearing sources express themselves in their own voice—until beginning a Montana Public Radio internship last year after enrolling in the University of Montana’s environmental journalism master’s program. (He receives his degree in 2020.) Before that Trevellyan reported for the Post Register daily newspaper in Idaho Falls, Idaho, writing about everything from food baskets to radioactive waste. He learned the importance of local journalism while watching eastern Idaho’s depleted news outlets struggle to cover big issues and hold local decision-makers accountable. Trevellyan grew up in San Diego and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in journalism.