Molly Born

Molly Born is a Galloway Fellow reporting for West Virginia Public Broadcasting with Report for America, part of the Appalachian Reporting Project which is made possible by the Galloway Family Foundation. A native of Marion County in north-central West Virginia, Molly attended Fairmont State University and Northwestern University. She spent six years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where she won multiple awards covering beats including crime, local government, and education. In pursuit of the story, she has spent the night at a palatial Hare Krishna commune, reported on location from the middle of a four-lane highway, and (politely) commandeered a passing car to hear the verdict in a murder trial. Molly made the transition from print to radio as a Galloway Fellow. Based in Williamson, Mingo County, she covered the state's southern coalfields. Outside of work, Molly enjoys doing Zumba, reading, and exploring new places.

On the Ground

A year of giving voice in rural Appalachia

December 21, 2018

‘A Mountain Dew to brush my teeth’

December 10, 2018

Covering the West Virginia teacher strike — and coming home

April 27, 2018