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TIGIST

LAYNE

Journalist
 

Welcome

Hi, I'm Tigist and I want to tell the world's stories. This is the best way I can describe why I do what I do. Journalism and photography have given me a lens through which to view the people, places and events around me. Through my passions and skillset, I hope to use journalism to understand and to do good.

I am a reporter at Voice of San Diego covering North County. I report on city governments, homelessness, housing, the working class and more.

Before Voice of San Diego, I was a reporter for the Coast News. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a major in journalism and a minor in public relations. I am interested in utilizing my passion for writing and storytelling to pursue a future in print news, magazines or photography.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

 

Work Experience

Reporter at Voice of San Diego

March 2022 - Present

Report on local news in North County San Diego. Write 1-2 stories weekly on a variety of topics including city council, politics, school systems, homelessness, housing, healthcare and more.

Reporter at The Coast News Group

April 2020 - March 2022

Report on local news in the Cities of San Marcos and Escondido. Write 4-5 stories weekly on a variety of topics including city council, politics, school systems, local universities, healthcare, feature stories and more.

News Writer / Digital Content Producer at KUSI News

June 2019 - March 2020

Wrote local, national & international news stories for television and web. Create posts for Facebook and Twitter on behalf of KUSI. Monitor social media engagement.

A&E Editor at The Point Newspaper

Jan. 2018 - May 2019

Wrote weekly stories for a variety of sections; assigned and edited stories for the Arts & Entertainment section.

Editorial Assistant at CityBeat Magazine

May 2018 - Aug. 2018

Had a feature cover story published which included my photography on the cover; had two other stories published and one other cover photo published; pitched stories and interviewed sources; transcription; calendar work; attended editorial meetings​

 

Education

2019/ MAY

Point Loma Nazarene University

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Minor in Public Relations

Recipient of the Provost Scholarship (2015 - 2019) 

Recipient of the LJWL Department Scholarship (2016 - 2019)

 

Contact Me

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