Ali Schmitz

Multimedia Journalist

Reporter at the Charleston Gazette-Mail in Charleston, WV primarily covering Putnam County, a suburban community west of Charleston. My stories are mostly digital and print based, but I also dabble in video and audio production.
Before that I worked as an investigative fellow for News21 and as a MMJ/Producer/Anchor for WUFT News.


Charleston Gazette-Mail

Clay nonprofit official who posted racist comment to return to work
The director of a Clay County nonprofit group, who was removed from her position after making a racist Facebook post about first lady Michelle Obama, plans to return to her job...
Clay official loses job over racist Facebook post about Michelle Obama
An official at a Clay County agency lost her job Monday after publishing a racist Facebook post criticizing first lady Michelle Obama. The mayor of Clay also was strongly...
WV's youngest delegate encourages discussion between politicians, constituents
Joshua Higginbotham took his grandmother to vote for the first time last fall. At 77, she'd never entered a polling place. This election was special for her, he said. That's...
Nitro remembers town's WW I history in centennial kickoff
There are many flags in Nitro's World War I Museum, but 92-year-old Clyde Mynes has a few favorites. One is a small American flag he carried in Berlin during World War II. The...


African-Americans in the South face new barriers to vote
Critics of the bill say the law discriminates against minorities, college students and the poor, saying these groups are less likely to have photo ID, a consistent home address...
Civil rights leader looks back at his time in Selma, Ala.
ATLANTA - By 22, Bernard LaFayette already had participated in the Freedom Rides, the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins and been jailed in multiple states for his protest efforts....

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