Kyra Haas


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I'm a senior at the University of Missouri-Columbia studying convergence journalism and political science. 

This fall, you can find me at PolitiFact in Washington, fact-checking politicians as a Reynolds Journalism Institute student innovation fellow

During summer 2018, I ran around Washington Island, Wisconsin, covering everything from town board meetings and wastewater treatment options to children's programs and community events for the local newspaper, the Washington Island Observer

I spent spring 2018 covering state government for the Columbia Missourian newspaper and working on a deep dive into the lives of caregivers of people with autism for KBIA, the local NPR member station.

I grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, and am a recovering Jayhawk. I’m always down for a good cup of coffee and usually willing to settle for a mediocre one. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to podcasts and engaging in a variety of grandmotherly activities, such as trying to crochet, talking to my guinea pig, Poe, and gardening on my windowsill.