Hello, my name is Kyra O’Connor and I am a multimedia journalist.
Before working with the Scholastic Kids Press Corps in middle and high school, I changed my dream job every day. But after reporting on politics, sports injuries, local charities and members of my community, it was clear: I was meant to be a storyteller.
As a senior at Elon University, I am studying journalism and creative writing. I spent last summer as a Reporting Fellow for News21, a decade-old, multimedia program that reports in-depth on a single topic of national importance, traveling to states from the project’s base in Phoenix at the Walter Cronkite School.
At Elon, I serve as the Executive Director of Elon News Network, our student-run news outlet. I also write and take photos in my role as a student worker for Today at Elon, the university news website.
During my time at Elon, I have been able to take on leadership roles, helping others write and produce content in my role as Managing Editor of elonnewsnetwork.com and as Enterprise Story Coordinator at Elon News Network, and in editing stories for our weekly paper, The Pendulum, as a copy editor. As Executive Director, I manage Elon News Network.
Writing has always been my solace. I feel fortunate to have found something I love so dearly that I can take and put into a career, as well. It is my hope to continue telling stories for the rest of my life; it would be a privilege to do so.
Have any questions? Have a tip or lead for a story? Please do not hesitate to reach out. Till then, keep on writing.