Kassidy Arena is a reporter based in Des Moines, but she isn’t afraid to do some state travel. She covers the Latino and Spanish-speaking community and is Iowa Public Radio's Report for America corps member. Kassidy worked at the public radio station, KBIA, in Columbia, Missouri, where she recently graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Journalism. Kassidy’s work earned her a position as a finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence award.
Kassidy grew up right in Iowa’s backyard: Omaha. You can contact Kassidy at [email protected].
Maria Kendall took a break from her job as a cafe manager in 2020 when she decided to do some house hunting on the real estate website Zillow. She looked for a new home in Marshalltown, a city of about 28,000 in Iowa between Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. It’s where she lived for more than […]