Wyatt Stayner is a deputy editor at Prison Journalism Project.
Prior to PJP, he worked for seven years as a reporter at two local newspapers: The Herald in Jasper, Indiana, and The Columbian in Vancouver, Washington. He has covered county government, high school sports and health. During Wyatt's time on the health beat, he led The Columbian's coverage of a 2019 measles outbreak, and one year later he spearheaded the paper's coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. His reporting received Society of Professional Journalists Washington Chapter's Northwest Excellence Award for First Place for feature writing and the C.B. Blethen Awards.
Wyatt holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, and a master's degree in journalism from City University of New York. He is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and currently lives in Brooklyn.