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
STIRRING THE WATERS

‘A Mountain Dew to brush my teeth’

December 10, 2018
ON THE GROUND FROM CHARLESTON, WV

Covering the West Virginia teacher strike — and coming home

April 27, 2018