Quenton King

Mountain State Spotlight

Reporter Profile

Quenton King is the public health reporter for Mountain State Spotlight. He is a native West Virginian, born and raised in Charles Town in the Eastern Panhandle. He previously worked as a policy analyst for the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. His past research and organizing work focused on criminal justice, public health, and environmental justice issues. Quenton holds a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and a master’s of public health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Beat: Public health threats in West Virginia

Coverage of public health threats in West Virginia to bring back more frequent enterprise coverage of vital issues facing our state. Part of our hope is that we can foster creation of a West Virginia nonprofit organization that would, among other things, grow the resources to continue the work of those corps members when their RFA stints are over. As the Seattle Times is doing, our long-term goal would be to use the community’s support to greatly expand our enterprise team.