Michelle Liu

Experienced reporter Michelle Liu joins the growing staff at Verite as part of its mission to cover issues facing underserved communities in New Orleans.

She worked previously for The Associated Press in South Carolina and was an inaugural corps member with the Report for America initiative. She also covered statewide criminal justice issues for Mississippi Today, Verite’s sister newsroom, from 2018 to 2020. Her work at Mississippi Today has been recognized regionally and nationally, including by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Online Journalism Awards and the John Jay/Harry Frank Guggenheim Awards.

Michelle grew up in Texas and holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale College.

Verite is a Black-led nonprofit news organization with a twofold mission to produce in-depth journalism that serves the whole community while training, educating and mentoring a new generation of minority journalists.

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