Ginny Monk is a housing reporter for The Connecticut Mirror, a nonprofit news site that reports on politics and policy across Connecticut. Previously, she covered real estate and consumer issues for Hearst Connecticut Media Group. Monk was on the investigations team at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette where she reported on housing, homelessness and children’s welfare issues, including juvenile justice. As a data fellow with the University of Southern California’s Center for Health Journalism, she wrote a series of stories about the unnatural and preventable deaths of children in Arkansas. Monk grew up in Pencil Bluff, a small township in Arkansas, and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas, where she was editor-in-chief of The Arkansas Traveler, the student paper.
Connecticut Mirror's housing reporter covers state housing policy with a focus on how local, state, and federal laws affect where Connecticut residents live. The reporter covers zoning and land use policy, as well as homelessness statewide. She also examines the ways in which housing is linked to quality of life, health, and outcomes for children across the state. When the state legislature is in session, the housing reporter writes stories about proposed housing legislation and how it will be enacted in Connecticut. The beat is particularly focused on the ways in which inequities affect outcomes for children, as these outcomes have been shown to have strong ties to where children live.