Kyle Pfannenstiel

Post Register

Reporter Profile

Kyle Pfannenstiel is a reporter for the Post Register in Idaho Falls, Idaho, covering rural healthcare. The Register covers the eastern part of the state as well as parts of Montana and Wyoming. Pfannenstiel began his reporting career at University of Idaho’s student newspaper, The Argonaut. Soon after, he covered the Idaho State Legislature as an intern for Idaho Public Radio and the McClure Center for Public Policy Research. Pfannenstiel continued to cover government and politics for The Idaho Press in Nampa, where he reported on a 2018 ballot initiative to expand Medicaid access for Idahoans. He will graduate in May with a B.S. in journalism and political science from University of Idaho, which is located in Idaho’s panhandle. His last name means panhandle in German.

Beat: Rural healthcare