Hilary Niles's Profile

Hilary Niles was a fall 2012 public life reporter at the Columbia Missourian, where her work focused on state-level government and elections. She was a graduate student pursuing her master's degree in multimedia investigative journalism on public policy. She also researched the business of journalism and international press freedom.

Hilary worked as a researcher-in-residence in summer 2012 at the Investigative Reporting Workshop in Washington, D.C. Before returning to school in 2011, Hilary helped found WSCA-lpfm, a community radio station in her adopted hometown of Portsmouth, N.H., where she also founded a web-based statehouse report and online learning center. In 2009, she interned as a producer at WBUR-Boston's nationally syndicated public radio program Here and Now. For several years, she was self-employed as a marketing and public relations consultant for artists, nonprofits and small businesses, and previously worked as a bartender and a farmer.

Hilary graduated in 1999 from the University of New Hampshire and in 2002 from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine.