Riley Newton is the senior reporter for the Springfield News-Sun. She covers crime, courts and community in Clark County, OH. Currently, she is focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic. She came to the News-Sun in 2019 after leaving her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Before moving to Ohio, she held several different reporting positions across the Midwest, including at The Telegraph (Alton, IL.) The Missourian (Columbia, MO.), Missouri Digital News (Jefferson City, MO.) and at the national fact-checking organization PolitiFact. She holds a News Reporting degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. When she's is not working, you can find her running with her dog Pancake or hanging out in the Oregon District watching whatever sport is in season.
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