Kayla Canne

Kayla Canne reports on poverty and the low-income housing shortage for the Asbury Park Press in Neptune, New Jersey. As a freelancer, Canne wrote for her hometown daily newspaper, the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, New York, and for The Sun Chronicle, a publication in Attleboro, Massachusetts. She is a proud CODA (child of deaf adults) and was a deaf education volunteer with the Peace Corps in Ghana for nearly two years until the pandemic forced her evacuation in March 2020. Prior to that, she was the lead enterprise reporter and assignment editor at The Sun Chronicle in Attleboro, where she cultivated a passion for narrative, human-first storytelling, and helped editors launch a new weekend edition as they shifted to a six-day paper. Canne's work earned her two awards from the New England Newspaper & Press Association. She is a journalism graduate of Boston University's College of Communication.

Asbury Park Press

The Asbury Park Press has a national reputation for strong investigative reporting, serving the community since 1879 and covering Monmouth and Ocean counties in NJ. Our 1.2 million population has about 20 percent communities of color, with some towns as high as 60%. The area is contrasted with extreme wealth and deep poverty. We have 57 writers, photogs, editors and producers.