Report for America has selected Spectrum News networks across the country to place journalists.
Five journalists will report for stations in California, Florida, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin from 2020-2021, covering an underserved beat in each market.
“Spectrum News is a trusted source of local news and information for communities across the country,” said Mike Bair, evp of Spectrum Networks. “Our dedication to delivering essential news and storytelling that strengthens communities is more important than ever, and we look forward to the RFA journalists joining in our mission to provide thoughtful, contextual reporting that enlightens and educates.”
RFA placed 225 journalists with more than 160 news organizations across 45 states and Puerto Rico. Participating newsroom partners include nonprofit and for-profit organizations, daily and weekly newspapers, digital-only newsrooms, and TV and radio stations.
Spectrum News’ Report for America corps journalists are:
Spectrum News 1 in Southern California: Chris Ehrmann will report on local government decisions affecting environmental sustainability in Los Angeles;
Spectrum News 13 in Orlando, Fla.: Molly Duerig will cover the Central Florida housing crisis;
Spectrum News in Buffalo, N.Y.: Camalot Todd will return for a second year to report on mental health issues in Western New York;
Spectrum News 1 in Columbus, Ohio: Pete Grieve will cover public health for the Columbus region; and
Spectrum News 1 in Milwaukee: Maddie Burakoff will report on mental health for the Milwaukee region.