Deanna Gordon

Journalist

I am a December 2018 journalism graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, now based in the Bay Area. My experience has been primarily in political and community reporting. I have been published in several local and nationwide outlets, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Virginian-Pilot, Kansas City Star and more. I am passionate about solutions journalism, community engagement and speaking truth to power.

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Portfolio
Washington Post
01/23/2018
Businesses May Get Tax Credits to Train High School Students

Juniors and seniors in Richmond City Public Schools would receive paid apprenticeships and training with local businesses, and participating employers would get tax credits from the state, under legislation filed by a bipartisan pair of lawmakers.

Los Angeles Times
04/03/2018
'Safe Virginia' task force will address gun violence

Virginia House Democrats announced the formation Tuesday of a "Safe Virginia" task force to address gun violence in communities across the commonwealth. Del. Charniele Herring of Alexandria said the initiative is a direct response to House Republicans' Select Committee on School Safety, which GOP members said would not take up gun issues.

Henrico Citizen
01/15/2018
Northam delivers message of hope in inaugural address

Ralph Northam is sworn in as Virginia's new governor Jan. 13. Ralph Northam took office as Virginia's 73rd governor on Saturday and urged citizens to maintain the strong "moral compass deep in our hearts" to help guide the state forward.

WTVR.com
10/30/2018
Meet Libertarian Virginia senate candidate Matt Waters: 'Politicians in both parties are not...

Virginia's Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate Matt Waters put the national debt front and center of his campaign, signaled by a live debt counter at the top of his campaign website. Waters, a self-employed fundraising CEO from Alexandria, joined the race against incumbent Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Corey Stewart because he was worried about federal spending.

VAntage Point
08/30/2018
Braille American flag honors blind Veterans

A braille version of the American flag has been placed on the wall outside McGuire VA Medical Center's leadership suite, next to the public affairs office. The flag, which reads the Pledge of Allegiance, was provided by Kansas Braille Transcription Institute (KBTI), a non-profit organization that serves blind and low vision individuals.

WTVR.com
05/03/2018
'Bamboozled' ITT tech grad saddled with massive debt, subpar degree

In 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency founded in 2011 to protect citizens from unfair bank and lending practices, sued ITT Tech. The bureau alleged the school’s enrollment and financial aid advisors used predatory lending tactics to coerce students into costly private loans they could not afford.

The Progress-Index
03/19/2018
VCU Gun Violence Panel gets 'Beyond the Politics'

Addressing gun violence in America often leaves gun control supporters and Second Amendment advocates at an impasse, a panel of experts said at a town hall-style discussion of the issue at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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