Las Cruces Sun-News

The Las Cruces Sun-News is the largest of seven Gannett newspapers in New Mexico. We facilitate news coverage as a network, which is important because we plan to use this position to report from all seven sites. As a network, we publish four daily newspapers and three twice-weekly newspapers.  

Katherine Lewin

Katherine began her reporting career at Miami Today News and has worked as a freelance multimedia producer for Al Jazeera. In 2018, she received a grant from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting to cover Cuba’s housing crisis. Katherine has won several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for both her reporting and photo essays. She earned a B.A. in journalism from Flagler College, where she worked at The Gargoyle student newspaper producing award-winning coverage of refugees and civil rights in Northeast Florida.

Santa Fe Reporter

The Santa Fe Reporter is the source for independent, award-winning alternative news and culture since 1974 in New Mexico’s capital city. Santa Fe Reporter publishes a weekly print edition that is distributed free in our community and produces three glossy magazines each year. It is the only outlet in New Mexico that regularly publishes long-form investigative reports, deep dives and impactful features. The Santa Fe Reporter strives to include as many voices as possible and cover topics with analysis, strong voice and fearless criticism. Closed Position: Santa Fe has become increasingly divided by wealth and poverty. Power is concentrated among the aging elite in the east and north sides, while young families and the middle class living on the Southside often are shorted when it comes to services. Median housing prices are at an all-time high all over the city, and while the Southside has the lowest-priced housing, it has food deserts and fewer services. Until the last two years, there were few doctor’s offices. Despite city efforts to encourage more diverse grocery store and restaurant choices, they are few and far between. Schools are crowded, and developed open spaces such as parks aren’t as prevalent. But in all these instances, there are people and organizations working toward equity and improved quality of life. Telling those stories builds momentum.This Report for America corps member is assigned to cover Santa Fe’s Southside — its immigrant and indigenous communities, service industry workers, entrepreneurs and families — through stories that impact their lives. The reporter covers the business and culture outside of the city’s contemporary downtown core, especially taking into account women, people of color, historical context, access to health care and education. The reporter joins our two full-time staff news writers to produce content for our weekly newspaper and website. They contribute a long-form cover story to the rotation every four to six weeks. The reporter is mentored by two editors with 40 years of combined experience in print, television and online media, as well as an art director who offers training and partnership on photographic and graphics to accompany the storytelling.

Albuquerque Journal

The Albuquerque Journal is the only newspaper in New Mexico covering the entire state, from oil and gas country in the southeast and northwest, to the border with Mexico in the southwest, to historic Hispanic and Native American communities in the central and northern state to cowboy country on the east. As the news leader in New Mexico, The Albuquerque Journal’s mission is to provide the most comprehensive coverage of Albuquerque and the state

Theresa Davis

Theresa worked as the editor of the Kemmerer Gazette in rural Wyoming for two years. Her work on the Bears Ears National Monument controversy in southern Utah earned awards from the National Newspaper Association, the Associated Press of Utah-Idaho-Spokane, the Utah Press Association and the Utah Society of Professional Journalists. Her coverage of the coal mining industry in southwest Wyoming earned awards from the Wyoming Press Association. As a student at Brigham Young University, she was the deputy editor at The Universe, the student-run publication. She grew up in the Texas Hill Country.

Miranda Cyr

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.

Cedar Attanasio

Cedar Attanasio covers the New Mexico Legislature for The Associated Press where he concentrates on education and poverty. “I was born in a teepee and grew up off the grid,” he says. Among the pine—and, yes, cedar—forests of Northern New Mexico, Attanasio didn't have a television. "The first news story I ever saw was in a copy of Newsweek. I was kind of news starved, scrounging through old stacks of National Geographic," he says, adding “I have organized three community circuses. The first was in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where I taught teens my age how to stilt walk.” A New Mexico native, Attanasio covered immigration for The AP from its bureau in El Paso, Texas and also covered the mass terrorist shooting in the border city. He’s a graduate of the Santa Fe Tutorial School, the Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong and Middlebury College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in geography and Spanish.