Jeniece Roman

WSHU Public Radio

Reporter Profile

Jeniece Roman covers Indigenous communities in Connecticut and Long Island for WSHU, an NPR member radio station based in Fairfield, Connecticut. Prior to joining WSHU, Roman reported for Connecticut’s New Britain Herald and the Record-Journal in Meriden; she has won several awards from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists. Roman earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University, majoring in journalism with a concentration in political science, and she was the student chapter president of the Society of Professional Journalists and the editor-in-chief of The Southern News, the student-run paper. Roman enjoys reading books, photography and true crime podcasts.

Beat: Indigenous nations in Connecticut and Long Island, NY.

In Connecticut, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe operate two of the most successful casinos in the country. On Long Island, the Shinnecock Indian Nation struggles with sovereignty issues such as casinos and legal marijuana production and sales. This multimedia journalist reports on a variety of cultural and economic issues facing Indigenous communities, as well as their positions in larger debates around issues that affect everyone in WSHU's listening area—casino jobs, marijuana sales and development of tribal lands.