Hi, I’m Kyle.

 

I’m a multimedia journalist with a special love for radio. As news director at KHOL/Jackson Hole Community Radio, I lead and edit audio and digital news coverage for the only community radio station in Wyoming, which recently won its first Regional Edward R. Murrow Award under my direction.

Prior to moving West, I reported on education, immigration, racial justice and more for WBFO, the NPR member station in Buffalo, N.Y., where I specialized in covering immigrant and refugee stories.

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.

Mackie_Reporting_Sjenica1Reporting at a center for asylum seekers in Sjenica, Serbia, in July 2017. Photo by Karina Shedrofsky.

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 changing careers 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 adventure: Trail running, rock climbing and skiing from my base in Driggs, I.D., 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.