Hadley Hitson

Montgomery Advertiser

Reporter Profile

Hadley Hitson covers the rural South and the Black Belt communities in Alabama for the Montgomery Advertiser, a daily newspaper in the state capital. Hadley previously worked as a freelance education reporter for Fortune magazine, while the media outlet launched its first annual list of the Best Online MBA Programs. As a Fortune editorial intern, she authored articles on the technology, business, and politics beats. Hadley is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she was the managing editor of the university’s award-winning, student-run newspaper, The Daily Mississippian. She has also interviewed a member of the presidential Cabinet, covered the relocation of a 114-year-old Confederate monument, and appeared on the The Paul Finebaum Show for the SEC Network.

Beat: Alabama's rural "Black Belt" region

The Report for America Corps member covers Alabama’s Black Belt region, which includes some of the nation’s poorest counties, including Dallas, Lowndes, Macon and Montgomery counties. The corps member will examine access to health care, education, technology, job training and other necessary services while working to expose the diversity of Black Belt communities both in thought and people.