Kayla Canne

Asbury Park Press

Reporter Profile

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.

Beat: The low-income housing shortage: causes and solutions

The beat digs into the housing shortage for low-income families and attempts to answer the question: why is poverty is so hard to solve when there is so much wealth in the area? This reporter will build multimedia packages around the daily struggle to survive in one of the richest states in the nation.