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Newsy Adds Journalists To 14 Bureaus, Including Nine to D.C. Bureau

by | Oct 8, 2021

Newsy, the E.W. Scripps free 24/7 broadcast news network, has hired journalists to staff its 14 bureaus across the country, reports TVNewsCheck.

Those hired include veterans from ABC News, the Associated Press, CNN, Univision, the Wall Street Journal and more. Newsy bureaus are located in Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Los Angeles; Missoula, Montana; Nashville, Tennessee; New York, Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, Florida; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Washington, D.C. The network’s new, state-of-the-art broadcast studio and newsroom is in Atlanta. (Shown above are three members of the Newsy staff who are featured in promotional material.)

Those added to the D.C. bureau are:

Bianca Facchinei, Economics Correspondent — Facchinei has provided live coverage of Hurricane Florence, protests against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the 2018 midterm elections and more. She’s also hosted one-on-one interviews, including one with Chelsea Manning, who spoke about her run for U.S. Senate a year after she was released from prison.

Terace Garnier, Military Affairs Correspondent — Garnier served six years in the U.S. Air Force as a broadcast journalist and anchor for the Pacific Report while stationed at Yokota Air Force Base, Japan. After separating from the military, she worked with the Fox News Channel’s D.C. Bureau as a freelance associate producer. She has covered Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Tim Kane, Roy Moore, Luther Strange and Doug Jones on the campaign trail. She has also covered trial hearings of Dylann Roof, Reality Winner, Michael Slager and Bowe Bergdahl.

Kellan Howell, White House Correspondent — Howell previously covered Congress, health care and marijuana policy. Before Newsy, Howell covered politics for Circa and The Washington Times.

Sasha Ingber, National Security Correspondent — Prior to Newsy, Ingber was a breaking news reporter at NPR, covering major national and international events including the Trump administration’s denuclearization talks with North Korea, former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, and the Hong Kong protests. She has been a frequent contributor of articles and videos to National Geographic, and the associate editor of a Smithsonian culture and travel publication.

Willie James Inman, White House Correspondent — Inman previously worked as a reporter for Fox News channel, covering major hurricanes and breaking news events in the Southeast. Inman has also spent time as a local reporter in Montgomery County, Maryland, and as a White House producer for Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

Stephanie Liebergen, Congressional Correspondent — Liebergen spent years on the general assignment beat before transitioning to focus solely on politics during the 2020 campaign season. She has reported on the U.S. Capitol and the White House.

Andrew Rafferty, Political Director — Rafferty joined Newsy in June 2018 as senior political editor after spending nearly nine years at NBC News. There he contributed to the network’s political coverage in a variety of forms, including stints at “Meet the Press,” the TODAY show and NBCNews.com.

Nathaniel Reed, Congressional Correspondent — Reed joined Newsy in February 2020 from NBC5 News (WPTZ-TV), Burlington, Vermont, and Plattsburgh, New York, NBC affiliate. At NBC5, he covered the 2020 New Hampshire Primary and local politics in New Hampshire and Vermont. His work has appeared on E.W. Scripps’ local stations, Hearst Television’s 34 stations, CNN, Investigation Discovery, Daily Mail and NBC-owned television stations.

Amber Strong, National Correspondent — Following an internship with MSNBC, Strong began her career in news in her hometown of Indianapolis. She found her niche working behind the scenes at the NBC affiliate, running audio and studio cameras. She quickly transitioned to producer and host of a weekend news magazine program. She made the move to Washington D.C., working as a presidential campaign field producer. Then Strong was promoted to fill-in White House Correspondent for CBN NEWS, settling in as a Washington correspondent.

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