Kyra Haas


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

These days, you can find me running 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. This fall, I'm headed to Washington as a Reynolds Journalism Institute student innovation fellow at PolitiFact. 

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.