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WFPL/Louisville Hires Jess Clark as Education Reporter


Jess Clark
Jess Clark

Louisville Public Media hires Jess Clark as an education reporter for WFPL-FM/Louisville, effective January 21. In this role, she'll cover stories of people affected by educational issues, including teachers, parents, employers and students. Clark has reported on K-12 education for public radio audiences for the past five years, from Southeast Louisiana at Public Radio WWNO/New Orleans, to North Carolina Public Radio.

Clark's stories have aired on national programs and podcasts, including NPR's "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition," "Weekend Edition," "Here & Now" and "Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting." A Louisville native, she received her bachelor's degree from Centre College and her master's degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

"Jess is an experienced education reporter, and also has first-hand experience with Jefferson County Public Schools," said WFPL Director of News and Programming Erica Peterson. "She has a track record of telling deeply-reported stories about students, teachers and educational systems, and I'm really excited for her to do that work at WFPL."

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