Amy Jeffries is the editor of the Kansas News Service, based at KCUR.
Before the launch of the Kansas News Service in 2017, Amy led a team of reporters from public radio and non-profit media collaborating on coverage of the 2016 elections in Kansas. That explains why her workspace is covered in political mailers of every stripe.
A Connecticut Yankee with Midwestern roots, she majored in philosophy, of course, at Wesleyan University and got her master's in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
She has covered art in suburbia, striking public sector workers in South Africa, and the aftermath of hurricanes and politicking along the Gulf Coast. She started her career in journalism at WNPR in Hartford, Connecticut and has edited and reported for Patch.com, GlobalPost, and the Associated Press.
Before coming to Kansas, she headed the WRKF newsroom in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where politics is a favored sport along with LSU athletics. She still cheers for the Tigers, though she has also become a fan of the Kansas City Royals.