Madison (Madi) McVan covers economic mobility for the Minnesota Reformer. Prior to joining the Reformer, she covered the agriculture industry for Investigate Midwest, with a focus on labor, regulatory and environmental issues in the meat industry. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2020 with degrees in Journalism and Latin American Studies. On the weekends, you can find her exploring the Twin Cities’ coffee shops and breweries, watching sports or hanging out with her cats.
Beat: Economic mobility
Minnesota has created a top-notch quality of life, including plentiful high-paying jobs, good schools and health care, parks and cultural offerings. But a broad swath of Minnesotans have been excluded from that prosperity. This reporter examines the forces of income inequality holding back so many Minnesotans — and the policies we need to fix it. The beat requires some fluency with politics and policy. More important: The desire and ability to meet the people who are being left behind and tell their stories.