Jasmine Demers

Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

Reporter Profile

Jasmine Demers reports on issues related to youth, social services and legislative accountability for the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit newsroom based in Louisville. Previously, she worked for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, her hometown, covering science, health, government and the pandemic. Following months of local coronavirus coverage, including deaths in Arizona nursing homes, Demers received top awards from the Arizona Newspapers Association. The Arizona Press Club has honored her science reporting. She holds a master’s degree from The University of Arizona School of Journalism, where she was editor-in-chief of the student-run Daily Wildcat, and received the Philip Mangelsdorf Award for Outstanding Newsperson of the Year as well as the Douglas D. Martin Award for Courage and Integrity.

Beat: Youth, social services and legislative accountability in Kentucky

This investigative reporter is focused on youth and social services. This reporter is based in Louisville, with a budget for travel across the state and an expectation of spending time in western and eastern Kentucky as stories warrant. This reporter spends time at the Legislature and with agency leaders in Frankfort in addition to meaningful time in communities feeling the impact of legislative choices.