Hurubie Meko

The Kansas City Star

Reporter Profile

Hurubie Meko reports for The Kansas City Star, where she works as part of a team focusing on gun violence in Missouri. Previously, she was the data and visualizations reporter at LNP|LancasterOnline, which covers the news in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where Meko calls home. She has reported on the local criminal justice system’s treatment of sexual assault cases in Plain communities, and the impact of COVID-19 on nursing homes. Her investigative series “What’s Lurking in Your Well?” examined private well water in Pennsylvania, and won an award from The Lenfest Institute honoring a journalist’s outstanding contributions. Prior to graduating from American University in Washington, D.C, in 2016, Meko interned at Amnesty International USA and studied abroad in Morocco.

Beat: A team approach to coverage of gun violence

This reporter explores how public health factors such as income, housing, food security, schools and living environments influence gun violence in Missouri. Together, as part of a project team covering gun violence, the reporter produces in-depth journalism that focuses on solutions and reveals how gun legislation and policy at the state and federal level impact communities.