Hi, I’m Kyle.

 

I’m a multimedia journalist with a special love for radio. I’m the lead education reporter for WBFO, the NPR member station in Buffalo, N.Y., and I also specialize in covering immigrant and refugee stories. I’m driven by a personal mission to bring historical context and the voices of historically marginalized communities to the forefront of all of my reporting.

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Reporting at a center for asylum seekers in Sjenica, Serbia, in July 2017. Photo by Karina Shedrofsky.

I interned at WNYC prior to joining WBFO. I also covered politics and culture and did video production for Haaretz in Israel and the Palestinian territories in 2018. In 2017, I reported on the aftermath of the European migrant crisis in the Western Balkans as my capstone project for the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

I hold a B.A. in international affairs and geography from The George Washington University, and I worked in the urban sustainability nonprofit world before switching to journalism. I’ve also lived and studied in Germany (Ich spreche auch Deutsch), Scotland and India.

When I’m not out reporting, I can usually be found on some kind of outdoor or urban adventure: running, hiking, yoga, seeing live music and eating my way through new cities are all favorite activities.

Thanks for checking out my work!

Lead photo: Interviewing Buffalo Public Schools football players in January 2020 about a controversial vote by the Section VI Football Federation to return to league scheduling—a move that could leave Buffalo teams without a league to play in. Photo by Emyle Watkins.