Voices leadership 2022
Farnoush Amiri is currently a reporter with The Associated Press, based in Columbus, Ohio, through the Report for America program. She covers Ohio politics, general news and is on the national police reform beat team. Before coming to the AP, Farnoush worked as a digital reporter at NBC News, where her reporting took her to Puerto Rico to cover the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. She received a master’s from New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute in late 2018. In addition to her helping lead Voices, she currently serves as the vice president of the South Asian Journalists Association.
Maya Srikrishnan is an investigative reporter at the Center for Public Integrity. She previously was a reporter at Voice of San Diego covering the U.S.-Mexico border and immigration issues, and previously wrote about education, housing and land use issues in San Diego County. Maya was raised in New York and studied history at the University of Texas in Austin. She has a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and was a fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia’s Journalism School. Maya also served in the Peace Corps in Panama, where she trained Panamanian teachers for nearly three years.
Isaac “Ike” Easley graduated from Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2012. He was a producer for MGM Resorts, started his own production company, Take It Easley Productions, and worked for the content team at Phoenix Suns. While working for the Suns, he received an Emmy and Telly Award, and took on a teaching position with Cronkite. He fell in love with teaching and currently teaches Video Journalism and Innovation at Cronkite. You can learn more about him in his video introduction here.
Anh Gray is a contributing editor at KUNR Public Radio in Reno, Nevada. Her reporting work earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award in the 2019 hard news category, and she’s been a two-time recipient of the Associated Press Television Radio Association best reporter recognition in her region. Working with early-career journalists on honing the craft of writing, producing, and voicing audio stories is Anh’s career highlight. She’s Report for America’s Audio Coach for a 10-newsroom pilot program supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Anh is also a mentor with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a week-long multimedia training project.