Katelyn Vue

Katelyn Vue covers housing at the Sahan Journal in St. Paul. Prior to joining the Sahan Journal, she was an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, double-majoring in journalism and political science. While a student, she interned at the Star Tribune, PublicSource, American Public Media Group and Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters. She was also a student reporter and associate editor at her university's newspaper, The Minnesota Daily. Before college, Vue was a high school participant at ThreeSixty Journalism, a nonprofit program at the University of St. Thomas that teaches journalism and communication skills to diverse teenagers from all around Minnesota. Born and raised in St. Paul, Vue is Hmong American with parents from Thailand and Laos.

Madison McVan

Madison (Madi) McVan covers economic mobility for the Minnesota Reformer. Prior to joining the Reformer, she covered the agriculture industry for Investigate Midwest, with a focus on labor, regulatory and environmental issues in the meat industry. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2020 with degrees in Journalism and Latin American Studies. On the weekends, you can find her exploring the Twin Cities' coffee shops and breweries, watching sports or hanging out with her cats.

Minnesota Reformer

The Minnesota Reformer is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization covering state politics and policy. We focus on enterprise journalism — investigations, analysis, storytelling. We're ferreting out corruption and watching out for corporate influence in government decisionmaking. We're telling stories of people often left out of the usual media narratives. We're getting policymakers focused on the most important problems and how to fix them. The Reformer is part of States Newsroom, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by grants and a coalition of donors and readers. It retains full editorial independence.

Sahan Journal

Established in 2019, Sahan Journal's mission is to provide fair, groundbreaking coverage that illuminates issues affecting Minnesota immigrants and communities of color, and to chronicle how these communities are changing and redefining what it means to be a Minnesotan. We are expanding our audiences by partnering with ethnic news media in the state as well as two of the largest legacy newsrooms in Minnesota.

Chloe Johnson

Chloe Johnson covers the environment for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and is part of the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, a collaborative reporting network across the Basin. Previously, Johnson reported on the environment, climate change and the people adapting to a warmer planet for The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. She started her career at The Sun News in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and holds a journalism degree from American University. Her work has been recognized by the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Society for Features Journalism, and she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Johnson is always looking for a good excuse to hop on a boat.

Trisha Ahmed

Trisha Ahmed is a Statehouse reporter in Minnesota for The Associated Press. Ahmed recently completed her master’s degree in journalism at the University of Maryland, where she also worked as an investigative and data reporter at the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism. She was part of a team that won an award from Investigative Reporters & Editors, along with the Innovator of the Year Award from the News Leaders Association, for uncovering how newspapers contributed to racial terror lynchings in the United States. Ahmed has worked at CNN as a digital production assistant, and before that, she was a field interviewer for poverty and inequality research labs in Maryland and California. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and social policy from Johns Hopkins University.

The Associated Press

The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate and unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. More than half the world’s population sees AP journalism every day.

Star Tribune

The Star Tribune is the largest news organization in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, and has been in business for more than 150 years. It is committed to serving the community with outstanding journalism on a wide range of topics. Its work has earned many national honors—most recently the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for its breaking news coverage of the killing of George Floyd and its aftermath.

Vicki Adame

Vicki Adame is a bilingual reporter covering Minnesota’s Latino communities for Minnesota Public Radio, which is based in St. Paul. An award-winning multimedia journalist, Adame has focused on the lives of immigrants and communities of color, especially Latino communities in California and Washington state. Most recently, her work has appeared in Palabra, Latino Rebels, Latino USA, CTLatinoNews, among others, and she has translated articles for El Salvador’s El Faro. Adame holds a master’s degree from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. Her reporting on communities of color in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state earned her two consecutive C.B. Blethen Memorial Awards for Distinguished Coverage of Diversity. Her hometown is Merced, California.

MPR News

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is an acclaimed regional and national provider of news and cultural programming that serves nearly all of Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Michigan, Iowa, and Canada. MPR News provides daily reporting, analysis, conversation and debate. It has a large central newsroom in St. Paul as well as regional bureaus staffed by full-time reporters who live and work in strategic locations to ensure full coverage of the state.