Sriya Reddy covers South Dallas for The Dallas Morning News, where she had interned earlier. A 2021 graduate of Southern Methodist University, Reddy holds a bachelor's degree and majored in journalism, history, corporate communications and public affairs. She was editor-in-chief of The Daily Campus, the student-run publication, and her in-depth reporting about gentrification in Dallas earned her a first-place award from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, and her opinion piece “Local Journalists Pay Attention When No One Else Does” was also honored. SMU recognized her work with an Outstanding Achievement in Digital Journalism award. Reddy grew up in Plano, Texas. She has worked at KERA, a public radio station in Dallas, Central Track, and the Dallas Free Press. In her free time, she loves to journal, buy more books than she reads and spend hours in local museums.
Founded in 1885, the Dallas Morning News is Texas’ leading news organization and is the winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes. It has one of the largest newsrooms in the Southwest. In 2015, the DMN was in the first group of news organizations to go through a digital transformation initiative known as Table Stakes, launched by the Knight Foundation and Temple University. Since then, the DMN has been a leader in digital innovation among local news organizations. The News’ mission is “making our communities stronger and more prosperous through quality journalism and innovative marketing solutions.”
This beat focuses on coverage of southern Dallas, with a special emphasis on building trust with the African-American community and reflecting community life, diverse voices and neighborhood milestones and events on our website, in our social channels and in our pages. We envision that the most urgent issues to cover here include income inequality, housing and jobs. The reporter would work closely with and be mentored by our reporters covering Dallas city hall and Dallas County, as well as our business reporters.
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