Jessica Mahone is Manager of Impact and Evaluation at Report for America. Previously, she was a researcher at the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke University where she led research on the production of local journalism in American communities.
She has also worked as a research associate leading impact measurement for the public square team at Democracy Fund and as a researcher on the journalism team at Pew Research Center, publishing on the relationship between local news and civic engagement as well as about the demographics of those interviewed by local journalists.
Jessica has a B.A. in religion from King University, M.A. degrees in communication and sociology from East Tennessee State University, and a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Florida.