Robby Korth covers education for StateImpact Oklahoma. He grew up in Ardmore, Oklahoma and Fayetteville, Arkansas and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska. Before working at StateImpact, he covered higher education for The Roanoke Times newspaper in Virginia.
Kateleigh Mills returned to KOSU in December 2019 as Special Projects Reporter, following a year-long stint at KWBU in Waco, Texas.
Previously, Mills was a news assistant and All Things Considered host for KOSU from March to December 2018.
She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Oklahoma in December 2017. While studying journalism and professional media, she worked with the UCO’s journalism staff to reinvent the campus newspaper for a more multimedia purpose – joining with the campus radio and television stations for news updates and hosting public forums with campus groups.
The Edmond-raised reporter was editor-in- chief of her college newspaper when it won the Society of Professional Journalism award for Best Newspaper in Category B. Mills also received the Oklahoma Press Association Award for ‘Outstanding Promise in Journalism’ at the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame event in 2017. She is also the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association's recipient for 'College Newspaper Journalist of the Year' in 2017.
Sophie and Hayden say it’s hard to keep track of the news.
They find themselves tuning out because of negativity. But one place they can have a positive influence is among their friends in Tulsa – where they live.
It’s all about being present, Sophie said in a conversation with StateImpact and KOSU earlier this year.
“We do pronouns checks every month just to make sure we’re all still on the same page,” Sophie said. “And it’s something we’re very open and honest about.”
Special thanks to Amplify Youth Health Collective in Tulsa. The organization introduced StateImpact to Sophie and Hayden and we interviewed them at their Tulsa office.
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