Megan Taros


Reporter Profile

Megan began at a small community newspaper in Los Angeles while attending community college. She continued this work at SFBay in San Francisco, Latin Times in New York and Patch in New Jersey. She has a B.A. in journalism from San Francisco State University and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she focused on Latino health and social issues.

Beat: Latino affairs in Jerome County

Jerome County is one of the faster-growing counties in Idaho thanks to burgeoning Hispanic communities. The county’s Hispanic population grew nearly 35 percent between 2016 and 2017. In fact, non-Hispanic white students are no longer the majority in the school district there. Megan reports on the community and brings its stories to the forefront. She specifically covers Jerome County and other smaller northern counties, with a special focus on Latino affairs and business, while also keeping an eye on court hearings and city hall. She also covers breaking news stories within this coverage gap, and contributes one or two weekly centerpieces and enterprise stories.