Kyra Haas

Hello!

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I’m a multimedia journalist who likes giving policy a face, a name and a story through whatever medium makes the most sense.

I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in May 2019, and now I’m spending my summer in Phoenix as a Pulliam Journalism Fellow at The Arizona Republic, covering state government and politics.

Take a look around or drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you.


Featured Work

Life on the Spectrum: The Journey of Caregivers

A classmate and I spent the spring 2018 semester getting to know caregivers of people with autism in mid-Missouri. The result of our four months of work was published as a special project on KBIA's website. This project has won a Regional Edward R. Murrow award, First Place for Online Multimedia Package from the Kansas City Press Club’s Heart of America awards, Second Place in the 2018 Association of Health Care Journalists student competition and two regional Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Thousands Call Missouri's Adult Abuse Hotline, But Only Some Get Through

A classmate and I spent the spring 2019 semester looking into the Missouri Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline as part of a joint investigation for KBIA and The Columbia Missourian. Through multiple public records requests and nearly 30 interviews, we learned that the hotline only answered 50% of calls in 2018 and had only answered 39% from January to April 2019. Hours after our story’s publication, the Missouri Attorney General launched an investigation into the hotline based on our reporting.