Idaho Education News has a new face this Valentine’s Day.
Sami Edge, a University of Oregon graduate, joined the team this week as EdNews’ newest staff reporter. She steps in for Andrew Reed, former staff multimedia specialist, who left last month for a job at the Oakland, Calif. based news outlet EdSource.
Edge joins EdNews from the Land of Enchantment where she covered public safety at The Santa Fe New Mexican. When she wasn’t chasing sirens or wildfire smoke, Edge was digging into the criminal justice system. Over the past year she’s explored transportation issues at a county jail, exposed failures in the criminal justice system that culminated in a child’s death and won an award from the New Mexico Press Association for her breaking news coverage of a jailhouse suicide.
“Sami brings enthusiasm and drive to our staff,” said Managing Editor Jennifer Swindell. “We’re looking forward to her joining our team.”
At EdNews, Edge will focus on education reporting with an eye toward multimedia and storytelling innovation. Her background in the arena includes an interactive report card on city parks in Santa Fe, which won an Inland Press Association award in 2017.
EdNews is an award-winning online news source devoted to covering education policy and practice in Idaho. EdNews holds lawmakers and educators accountable for taxpayer dollars and student achievement.