New reporters join The Salt Lake Tribune

I’d like to introduce you to Tribune reporters who have started in the last couple of months. Please find them with your ideas and questions.

Kim Bojorquez, statewatch reporter: Kim joined our state government reporting team in December. A native Utahn, she previously worked for The Sacramento Bee in its capital bureau, as a Report for America corps member, and also for the Deseret News. She’s a UVU grad who is diving in as we get liftoff on the 2022 legislative session. Find her at kbojorquez@sltrib.com or on Twitter @kimbojorque

Palak Jayswal, culture reporter: A former digital news producer at KUER and University of Utah graduate, Palak has previously written about music and culture for local and national titles. This is a revisioned role, and in it Palak will help elevate the experiences of those who have not consistently appeared in The Tribune. Find her at pjayswal@sltrib.com or on Twitter @palak_jayswal

Jordan Miller, breaking news reporter: Jordan interned for us in 2021, joining us after stints as a freelance reporter for the Houston Chronicle and, while in college, as editor-in-chief of the Oklahoma University Daily, where she oversaw a team of 50-plus journalists. Find her at jordanm@sltrib.com or on Twitter @jordanmillerr

Kevin Reynolds, BYU sports reporter: A Texan with New Jersey roots, Kevin joins us after covering Southern Methodist University, which like BYU is a private, religiously-affiliated university with a strong sports tradition. Find him at kreynolds@sltrib.com or on Twitter @kevinreynolds30

Stefene Russell, Utah eats reporter: A University of Utah graduate who most recently worked as a journalist in St. Louis, Stefene is an experienced reporter. She’s eager to return to a state that is rapidly changing, and to help elevate those stories that explain how we eat is also changing. Find her at srussell@sltrib.com or on Twitter @voltarine

Connor Sanders, K-12 education: Connor interned at The Tribune twice, once as a breaking reporter and once as a member of our state government team. He is a graduate of SUU and Copper Hills High, and he will help us tell stories that can lead to the best possible learning environments for Utah students. Find him at csanders@sltrib.com or on Twitter @connorssanders

Longtime reporter Sean P. Means has been promoted and will lead our newly-formed culture and food team, working closely with Stefene and Palak as their editor. You can still find him at spmeans@sltrib.com

Thank you for your support of The Tribune. You are the reason we’re able to welcome more journalists to our team and to fill open positions.