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Jessica Jaglois is a Murrow-award winning, Emmy-nominated investigative journalist with more than fourteen years of local TV news experience. She has been covering quality-of-life issues in Tennessee for more than seven years.

Scott is an intern for the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis and a graduate student in the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. A native Memphian, he’s worked over three decades as a news manager at television stations across the country.

Laura Kebede-Twumasi is coordinator of The Institute’s Civil Wrongs project exploring racial injustice in Memphis and the Mid-South. She is a corps member of Report for America and covered education in Memphis for several years for Chalkbeat Tennessee.

Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics for the Daily Memphian. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.

Alana Canady is a senior majoring in Film & Video Production. She was born and raised in Memphis, where she attended Middle College High School before transferring to Memphis Virtual School, where she graduated second in her class.

Ben Wheeler is an investigative reporter for the Daily Memphian. He previously served as an intern for the Institute for Public Service Reporting and has worked at the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan in South Dakota and the Herald-Citizen in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Natasha Senjanovic is a contributor to The Institute for Public Service Reporting. A Nashville-based journalist and public radio producer, she’s won numerous awards as a news anchor and for reporting on vulnerable populations, including survivors of domestic and sexual violence, at-risk youth and undocumented immigrants. She served as afternoon host for Middle Tennessee NPR station WPLN for three years.

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