Megan Zerez

Megan Zerez reports on education for WSKG, an NPR affiliate station in Binghamton, New York. In 2021, she earned her degree from The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Zerez has interned with WNYC public radio and has written for The City, a nonprofit news site. She grew up in Honolulu and before she was a reporter, Zerez was a researcher in a bioengineering lab. But when ongoing nationwide protests in South Africa disrupted her work there, she began to record interviews and document clashes with police, and later realized that journalism was for her. That realization led to an internship at KERA, Dallas’ NPR station, where her story on refugees won statewide recognition. Zerez wrote an investigative series on alleged sexual harassment and labor law violations by a major university contractor for The Mercury, the student paper at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her work earned her honors from the Society of Professional Journalists.

The Connecticut Mirror

The Connecticut Mirror is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet with a very clear mission: Produce deep reporting on government policies and politics, to become an invaluable resource for anyone who lives, works or cares about Connecticut, and to hold our policymakers accountable for their decisions and actions. The Mirror’s staff consists of award-winning editors and reporters with decades of experience in Connecticut newsrooms or working for other national or state news operations.

Eileen O’Grady

Eileen O’Grady reports for the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire, where she covers education for the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper. O’Grady is the former managing editor of the Scope magazine at Northeastern University in Boston, where she reported on social justice issues, community activism, local politics and the Covid-19 pandemic. She is a native Vermonter and worked as a reporter covering local politics for the Shelburne News and the Citizen, and has had bylines in The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The Bay State Banner, and VTDigger. She has a Masters in journalism from Northeastern University and a B.A .in politics and French from Mount Holyoke College, where she served as news editor for the Mount Holyoke News from 2017-2018. She is also a traditional Irish fiddle player.