My name is Mackenzie Wilkes and I'm a digital journalist from North Carolina.
I'm passionate about the intersection of people and politics. Whether I'm reporting on race, policing, education or another policy issue I'm dedicated to telling stories that capture the nuances of communities. I also enjoy the digital production and finding the best ways to tell a story.
I study journalism and political science at Elon University with an expected graduation date in December 2021.
I'm currently an investigative reporting fellow with News21 where I am producing multimedia stories on COVID-19's impact on communities of color. I previously served as the Executive Director of Elon News Network where I managed the organizations digital platforms.