By Stephen Magagnini | OBSERVER Editor In Chief
The Sacramento Observer is proud to announce two new Report For America corps members who start in June. Both are versatile, accomplished journalists:
Casey Murray joins us as a Data Reporter exploring a broad range of racial inequities. Murray covered breaking news and helped to develop podcasts at KSHB, an NBC affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri. At the University of Missouri-Columbia, Murray covered health and did newscasts for KBIA, an NPR affiliate, reported for the Missouri Broadcasters Association, and hosted an entrepreneurship podcast for Missouri Business Alert. She has interned at Politico Europe, where she managed social media platforms and assisted with data projects.
Srishti Prabha comes aboard as the new Education Reporter for The Observer and CapRadio. Before joining Report for America, Prabha was the managing editor of India Currents, a nonprofit magazine for the Bay Area community, covering the intersection of immigration, cultural identity, health and more in the South Asian community. Prabha’s first language is Hindi, and Prabha holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Northeastern University.They started their career as a Public Allies Fellow working at East Palo Alto Today, addressing the effects of gentrification in East Palo Alto, California. Prabha has won awards from the San Francisco Press Club and the California News Publishers Association.
Murray and Prabha are among more than 300 journalists Report For America has placed in upwards of 200 local news organizations in all 50 states.
We look forward to welcoming them to Sacramento.