My name is Hannah Black. I’m a digital journalist and writer currently based in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

I began covering criminal justice for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle in October 2020.

My reporting also includes frequent stories about COVID-19, coverage of the Wyoming Legislature and a wide range of other topics.

Here’s me in my hometown of Kansas City, Mo.

I see it as my job to combine human voices, research and data to write compelling and informative stories that contribute to the public’s understanding of what is happening in their community.

Previously, I was a contributor to the Minnesota Reformer, covering local and statewide issues related to COVID-19 and social uprisings following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

After graduating from the Missouri School of Journalism in 2018, I spent two years covering the Twin Cities east metro for a suburban weekly newspaper. I wrote enterprise pieces on topics like the lack of small businesses in a rapidly-growing suburb, the gender gap in local policing and the process of divvying up a historic settlement between 3M and the state of Minnesota, on top of regular city council and public safety reporting.

I have also reported on the process of establishing a prescription drug monitoring program in Missouri, organic farming in North Dakota and backlash against Uber in the European Union, among other topics.

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