Miranda Cyr reports for the Las Cruces Sun-News in Las Cruces, N.M., focusing on the condition of education as well as poverty. She reported for Cronkite News and Cronkite Noticias with Arizona PBS as a Spanish language and health reporter. She interned at Times Media Group in 2019 Tempe, Ariz. where she covered a range of topics for different local publications around the valley. In 2019, she traveled to Lima, Peru to report on the Venezuelan economic crisis that pushed tens of thousands of refugees into the city. Miranda grew up in Phoenix and first took an interest in journalism when she was 17. She graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications in May 2020.
Beat: Public education-- especially for poor residents in Las Cruces
In 2018, a New Mexico district judge ruled the state was violating the constitutional rights of at-risk students by failing to provide them with a sufficient education. New Mexico has for years been among the states ranked last on education, poverty and child welfare markers. This Reporter will take the 30,000-foot view on education and poverty statewide as well as dive deep into the creative ways school districts are educating children under the new criteria mandated by the judge's ruling.