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.

Portfolio

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...
Stricter voter ID bill proposed despite lack of in-person fraud
A voter identification bill going through the state Legislature would limit the types of government-issued photo identification voters could present at the polls. House Bill...
WV keeps losing people, led by Kanawha County
Kanawha County continued to lose people last year, as did most counties in West Virginia, according to U.S. Census estimates released Thursday. West Virginia's most populous...
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...

News21

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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