McKenna Ross

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Reporter Profile

McKenna Ross is a business reporter covering the nonprofit and charity sector for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Previously, she reported for MLive, a Michigan news site, where she focused on local government, community and health news in Jackson and Washtenaw counties. A Miami native, McKenna moved to Michigan in high school and got her start in local news as an apprentice at the Detroit Free Press. She has interned at The Oregonian, Gongwer News Service and The Palm Beach Post. McKenna graduated from Michigan State University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science. While there, she interned at WKAR, a public radio station at MSU, and spent most of her time at the campus paper, The State News, where she led reporters as managing editor through coverage of the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal and fallout at MSU.

Beat: Non-profit and charity sector business reporting

This business reporter covers the nonprofit/charity sector, reporting on fundraising and operating challenges, IRS 990 tax documents, executive pay, and whether charities are fulfilling their missions. On this beat, we'll tell readers which nonprofits are working for the community—and which ones aren't.