Report for America Corps Members
The first three Report for America corps members start in Appalachia in January 2018. At least nine more reporters will deploy in different parts of the country in June 2018. The application process for those slots will open at the end of January. If you'd like to be notified, fill in this quick form.
News Organization: West Virginia Public Media. She'll be covering Mingo County, West Virginia.
A native of West Virginia, Molly Born has worked for six years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where she has covered crime, local government, and education. In pursuit of the story, she has spent the night at a palatial Hare Krishna commune, reported on location from the middle of a four-lane highway, and (politely) commandeered a passing car to hear the verdict in a murder trial.
She's a graduate Fairmont State University and has a masters in journalism from Northwestern University. She has long carried a bit of West Virginia everywhere she goes — in the form of a tattoo of the state’s motto on her back
News organization: Lexington Herald Leader. Will be re-opening the Pike County bureau in Kentucky.
Will Wright has covered the environment and government accountability during internships at the Sacramento Bee, the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting.
He was Editor-in-Chief of University of Kentucky’s independent student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel. After graduating from University of Kentucky in December 2016, Wright completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. He grew up in Eighty Four, PA, a small town outside Pittsburgh.
News organization: Charleston Gazette-Mail. Caity will be reporting from the southern coalfields of West Virginia.
Caity Coyne was the Editor-in-Chief of West Virginia University's award winning, independent student newspaper, the Daily Athanaeum, and a reporting intern at the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
Coyne is originally from San Diego, CA, but she found a home in West Virginia.