Louisville, Ky. once made ambitious promises to transform its police department and mend its relationship with the Black community. Five years later, Louisville police killed Breonna Taylor in her home, kicking off a protest movement unlike anything the city had seen in decades.
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Louisville Public Media has hired Jared Bennett as an investigative reporter at KyCIR. Bennett is currently a reporter on the inequality, opportunity and poverty team at the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit newsroom. He’s worked at CPI since 2014. “I’ve been a fan of KyCIR for years, and I’m excited to help tell stories that make a difference for people in Kentucky,” Bennett said. Bennett’s reporting on business and technology has been recognized with awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards, and as a finalist for the Gerald Loeb Awards.
Louisville Public Media has hired Caitlin McGlade as an investigative reporter at KyCIR. McGlade has been an investigative reporter at the Courier Journal since 2017. She comes to KyCIR after nine years of watchdog reporting in Ohio, Arizona, Florida and Kentucky. “I am excited to join a team of dedicated investigative reporters who have consistently published shocking and powerful journalism to improve life for Kentuckians,” McGlade said. Before the Courier Journal, McGlade reported for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Arizona Republic and the Toledo Free Press.
“I grew up in the projects. This is the first house I’ve ever lived in my whole life. When you’re riding down Burnett Avenue, I want you to see the flowers and the solar lights.”
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