Rita Oceguera

Rita Oceguera covers communities that ring Chicago, including Aurora, Cicero, Elgin, Joliet and Waukegan, for Injustice Watch. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Northwestern University, where she studied social justice and investigative reporting and focused on a range of Latino issues. During her internship at The Bubble in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oceguera dove

Molly Duerig

Molly Duerig reports for Spectrum News 13, a cable news television channel in Central Florida, where she focuses on the region’s housing crisis. Duerig is a multimedia journalist with a background in video production. While pursuing her master’s degree from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, she covered local breaking

Pete Grieve

Pete Grieve covers public health for Spectrum Columbus, Ohio, a cable news provider in the Buckeye State. Grieve is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, where he studied political science and photography. He was a reporting intern at the San Francisco Chronicle, the Chicago Sun-Times and CNN Politics. He was editor-in-chief of his

Catherine Hoffman

Catherine Hoffman covers rural issues in Missouri for PBS Kansas City. She has interned as a video journalist covering faith stories for the past year, and before that was a video reporting intern at PBS Kansas City. In the spring of 2020 she premiered her first documentary short, “46 Years,” and has explored faith and

Jacob Douglas

Jacob Douglas covers rural issues including economic sustainability in small-town Missouri for Kansas City, PBS. Douglas covered education technology, renewable energy and rural life during internships with CNBC and Kansas City Public Television. He graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in the Spring of 2020. His most recent projects at

Kyeland Jackson

Kyeland Jackson covers a number of issues for Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minnesota, including the causes and effects of racial disparities. He holds bachelor’s and graduate degrees in communications from the University of Louisville and has won awards from the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters as well as the Louisville Society of Professional

Monique John

Monique John reports for WCPO, a TV and digital news outlet in Cincinnati where she focuses on gentrification, a topic that’s failed to receive sustained attention in the southern Ohio city. John is a writer and TV reporter with a background in covering a slew of issues in the U.S. and has worked extensively in

Camalot Todd

Camalot reported on community issues in Las Vegas, including a long-term project on underage sex trafficking, for the Las Vegas Sun and its sister publication, Las Vegas Weekly. For the Sun, she wrote a pathbreaking investigative piece called, “Children on the Cusp: The transition from foster care to adulthood is leaving some behind.” The Nevada

Madeline Burakoff

Madeline Burakoff covers health care for Spectrum Milwaukee, part of Spectrum Networks, which brings hyperlocal content to audiences through multimedia and long-form journalism. Burakoff has previously worked as an intern for CNN’s Southeast Bureau, focusing on immigration and politics. As an intern at Smithsonian magazine, she wrote a wide variety of stories on science, environment,