June 16, 2018 10:05:55 PM
Hannah Greco has joined The Dispatch staff as local government reporter for Columbus and Lowndes County.
Greco, 22, is a St. Louis native who has lived in Atlanta for the past 11 years. She started work with The Dispatch on Monday.
In her role, Greco will cover public meetings in Lowndes County -- including those of the Board of Supervisors and the Columbus City Council. She also will provide enterprise and investigative coverage on government issues and how public policy affects local citizens.
"I want to break down barriers between the citizens and their government," Greco said. "Here, people seem to really care about what's going on in their community. That's important to me, and I'm looking forward to being a part of that."
Greco graduated in May from Georgia State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. Her minor was photography.
She recently completed a yearlong internship with the Georgia News Lab, where she partnered with professional journalists in the Atlanta area on investigative projects that printed in such publications as the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
"Adding a young journalist to our newsroom with Hannah's level of talent and potential is exciting," said Managing Editor Zack Plair. "Beyond that, it's been downright inspiring to see how much she cares about her work and this community, even though she's only been here a short time."
To contact Greco with news tips, email [email protected]
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