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Kiovangie “Kio” Herrera is a reporter for the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker where she documents press freedom violations in the U.S. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism where she was a Toni Stabile Investigative Journalism Fellow. Her previous work focuses on criminal justice, education, and healthcare. Recently, she was a Research Fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Her reporting and research have appeared in the Center for Public Integrity, Centro de Periodismo Investigativo de Puerto Rico, and the Marshall Project.

She is from Washington Heights, in Upper Manhattan.