Kate Groetzinger | KUER

 ? Moab, Utah  Waco, Texas  Kate’s Work. Follow Kate’s reporting here. Bio Kate has been an intern, fellow and reporter at Texas Monthly, Texas Observer, Quartz, the Texas Standard, and Voces, an oral history project. More recently, at the Observer, she covered the Texas state legislature. She received her B.A. from Brown University, where she

Savannah Maher | Wyoming Public Media

 ? Laramie, Wyoming Mashpee, Massachusetts Savannah’s Work Follow Savannah’s reporting here. Bio Savannah has been a producer for NPR’s midday show “Here & Now,” where her work explored everything from Native peoples’ fraught relationship with the American elections to the erosion of press freedoms for tribal media outlets. A proud citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag

Risa Johnson | The Desert Sun

 ? Palm Springs, California Ridgecrest, California Risa’s Work Follow Risa’s reporting here. Bio Risa is a multimedia reporter who has worked for the Chico Enterprise-Record in California. She covered local politics and the community impacts of local disasters, including the Camp Fire in November 2018 and the Oroville Dam crisis in 2017, for which she

Christopher Aadland | Casper Star-Tribune

 ? Casper, Wyoming  Pine City, Minnesota  Chris’s Work Follow Chris’s reporting here. Bio Chris has worked at the Wisconsin State Journal, where he covered public safety, city government, breaking news and others subjects. During college, he was a student reporter at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune covering state government and politics. As a student at the University of

Yellowstone Public Radio

Location: Billings, Montana About the News Organization: Yellowstone Public Radio, an NPR affiliate, is the largest public radio network in the continental United States. Covering Billings, Bozeman, Helena and the rural areas of Montana and Northern Wyoming, YPR is the definitive news source for many of rural listeners, distributing news content over its website and mobile app.

Wyoming Public Media

Location: Laramie, Wyoming About the News Organization: Wyoming Public Media is Wyoming’s statewide public radio/media network covering general Wyoming news, state government, and public/cultural affairs. The news department is a regular award recipient, receiving two national Murrow Awards and two national Public Radio News Directors, Inc. (PRNDI) Awards in 2018 alone. Wyoming Public Media’s mission is


Location: Twin Falls, Idaho About the News Organization: The Times-News is award-winning news organization covering southern Idaho and surrounding areas. Publishing both in print and online, Times-News is dedicated to telling the stories of its eight-county coverage area. We’re dedicated to in-depth reporting, whether it’s about inequality in funding for local elementary schools, exploring the boom

Casper Star-Tribune

Location: Casper, Wyoming About the News Organization: The Casper Star-Tribune is the premier local news source for the state of Wyoming, covering both Casper, the state’s second-largest city, as well as issues that reverberate throughout all of Wyoming. With a newsroom staff of 17 reporters, editors and photographers, Casper Star-Tribune is the state’s only seven-day-a-week newspaper.

KUER: NPR Utah (I)

Location: Moab, Utah About the News Organization: KUER is Utah’s largest NPR affiliate, reaching 165,000 listeners each week from St. George to Pocatello, Idaho. KUER/NPR Utah, licensed through the University of Utah, employs 28 full-time staff including a news director, politics/government editor, a web producer, five reporters, a news/production assistant and two hosts. The mission