Adam Wagner

Adam has worked for six years at The Wilmington StarNews in North Carolina covering local government, public safety, criminal justice and the environment. Since late 2016, his reporting has focused on water contamination in eastern North Carolina, while he has also covered Hurricanes Florence and Matthew and their aftermaths. He’s won awards for investigative and

Zila Sanchez

Zila Sanchez reports for La Noticia, the largest Spanish language publication in North Carolina, where she focuses on affordable housing, a huge issue in Charlotte. Low-income families find it hard to afford to live in the city anymore. The issue is even bigger in the Latino community where they face added challenges of abuse and

Jordan Wilkie

Jordan Wilkie writes and reports for Carolina Public Press in Asheville, North Carolina, where he covers election integrity and conditions of confinement in jails. He has previously written for Carolina Public Press, and his work has also appeared in The Guardian, the Raleigh/Durham IndyWeek and In 2018, Wilkie graduated with a master’s degree in

Alex Watts

Alexandra was a 2017 Next Generation Radio Fellow with NPR in 2017. While at Arizona State University, she became the first ever audio and podcast editor for The State Press, and she worked on podcasts/audio with the news division of Arizona PBS. Watts has a BA & MMC from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism

Dante Miller

Dante Miller reports for WFAE/Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Digital Public Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, a partnership of the local NPR station and the region’s largest public library system. She focuses on expanding Wikipedia entries that both describe and impact the community and uses public forums to help get the community’s input. Miller knows the area

Ben Sessoms

Ben Sessoms covers housing, gentrification and related issues for The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a journalist from eastern North Carolina. Before joining RFA, Sessoms worked as a reporting fellow at News21 at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University where he and several other student journalists from

Sophie Kasakove

Sophie Kasakove covers the economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis for The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has reported on the environment, big industry and development as a freelance reporter in New Orleans, writing for publications such as The Nation, VICE, The New Republic, and The Lens, a local investigative non-profit. Her

WFAE/Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library

WFAE is the NPR station serving a 32-county area in the Charlotte region. For 32 years, people across the Carolinas have relied on WFAE to offer comprehensive and in-depth reporting. We air acclaimed NPR programs and produce an award-winning weekday show, Charlotte Talks. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is one of America’s leading urban public libraries,

The Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Observer is a 132-year-old news organization intensely focused on accountability reporting in south-central North Carolina region and on statewide issues that affect readers from the coast to the mountains. The Charlotte Observer works closely with sister McClatchy papers in the Carolinas to identify and report with impact on the ways that government decisions

The News & Observer

The News & Observer’s roots go back to 1865, when its predecessor The Sentinel was launched to expose corruption in the Reconstruction era. Among the News & Observer’s many awards are three Pulitzer Prizes, including the 1996 gold medal for public service. The News & Observer is the paper of record in the capital city