Priska Neely Hired as Managing Editor of the Gulf States Newsroom

Img 0061 Vert 0aa76179371584c48923db99f611a26e6f6bf1b2 S600 C85NEW ORLEANS – WWNO New Orleans Public Radio announced that Priska Neely has been hired as the first managing editor of the Gulf States Newsroom, the new collaboration among NPR, WWNO, WRKF Baton Rouge, Mississippi Public Broadcasting and WBHM Birmingham. See NPR’s announcement for more information.

Through the Gulf States Newsroom, NPR and the participating Gulf States broadcasters will build a regional team of beat reporters designed to strengthen reporting across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, a region in which legacy media organizations are challenged to maintain local news coverage. In Louisiana, the Gulf States Newsroom will enable the addition of two or more reporting positions to the WWNO-WRKF Regional Newsroom.

Neely comes to the Gulf States Newsroom with a rich mix of local and national experience. Most recently, she reported and produced stories for Reveal. Before that, she was a senior reporter at Member station KPCC in Pasadena, California, where her reporting on Black infant and maternal health won several awards. She has also worked on NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered and Talk of the Nation news programs.

For more information about plans for the Gulf States Newsroom in Louisiana, contact WWNO general manager Paul Maassen (,  504 280 7003).

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