Mississippi Public Broadcasting welcomes Alexandra Watts for a one-year stint to cover the Delta region beginning in June as part of a Report for America program.
Watts and nine other journalists were among hundreds of applicants chosen by Report for America and media organizations across the nation to report on issues in select underserved communities. Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit news organization that trains young journalists to cover the most important stories in the world.
Watts is a 2017 Next Generation Radio Fellow with NPR. While at Arizona State University, she became the first audio and podcast editor for The State Press, and she worked on podcasts/audio with the news division of Arizona PBS. Watts has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.