P.R. Lockhart

The Assembly

PR Lockhart

Reporter Profile

P.R. Lockhart covers politics and power in Greensboro, North Carolina, for The Assembly. Before joining The Assembly, Lockhart worked as an economic development reporter in West Virginia covering labor and tax policy, workforce development, and business impacts on rural communities. Her background is in national reporting on race, justice and equity, and she has previously worked as a race and identity reporter for Vox, a Ben Bagdikian Editorial Fellow for Mother Jones, and as a freelance writer covering Black communities, voting rights, and policing for various outlets, including NBC News and the Guardian US. She is a 2024 Gwen Ifill Fellow through the International Women’s Media Foundation. Lockhart graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a certificate in policy journalism and media studies.


Beat: Place and power in Greensboro

Greensboro is North Carolina's third-largest city and is diverse and growing. It touts an unusually high concentration of colleges and universities, including the nation's largest HBCU. It has a resurgent manufacturing industry, including multi-billion dollar mega sites. And it has a rich legacy of civil rights progress. This reporter focuses on questions of Greensboro's future and its evolving identity: What is the city's next chapter and who gets to decide?