Editor’s Note: Please help us as we welcome our newest reporter to Renton — Haley Ausbun.
I’m Haley Ausbun and I’m the new reporter for the Renton Reporter.
Before I arrived to Renton, I had just graduated Western Washington University with a degree in Journalism, and a minor in cultural anthropology. I worked for the school newspaper and Klipsun magazine, as well as the La Conner Weekly News.
I grew up in Puyallup and went to Tacoma School of the Arts for theatre.
When I moved to Bellingham to attend Western I quickly found a passion for journalism.
As a recent college graduate, I have so much energy and excitement that I bring to this job, but that can only take me so far. What I really hope for is to hear from community members about the kind of coverage you are looking for in the newspaper.
I still have so much to learn about the city of Renton and south King County, and my goal is to know the people and the area in a holistic, genuine way, where I can provide fair and thoughtful news coverage for everyone.
At my position I will cover a variety of topics, so I’m more than open to story ideas.
Tweet at me, email me, call me.
I promise to do my best to follow up.
What are you proud of in your community? What inspires you? What concerns you? Where do you want to see accountability?
As a young new journalist I have a lot to learn, but I also come with an open mind and a passion for providing the best coverage I can.
So please don’t hesitate to reach out, and I’ll see you around!