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Gwen Dilworth joins health team at Mississippi Today

Gwen Dilworth is a Community Health reporter at Mississippi Today. Credit: Vickie D. King/Mississippi Today

Mississippi Today is pleased to announce that Gwen Dilworth has joined the community health team at Mississippi Today.

Dilworth is a native of Durham, North Carolina, and most recently completed a fellowship at The Times-Independent in Moab, Utah, where she covered local government and Southeast Utah’s mining industry. Before that, she worked at Innocence Project New Orleans where she advocated for people serving long sentences for nonviolent crimes.

“Gwen is not only a fantastic writer but an impressive investigator with a diverse skill set and a knack for ensuring accuracy,” said Kate Royals, community health editor at Mississippi Today. “Mississippi is lucky to have her here.”

Dilworth also served as a fact checker for Boyce Upholt’s book “The Great River: The Making and Unmaking of the Mississippi” and freelanced for local news publication The Mid-City Messenger in New Orleans.

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to cover a beat that is so important and connected to Mississippians’ daily lives,” said Dilworth. “I’m thrilled to be joining a team of passionate and talented journalists covering critical topics in the state with thoughtfulness and care. I’m looking forward to learning from and being a part of such a vibrant and welcoming community.” 

Dilworth will report on the intersection of health and criminal justice, among other areas of the health beat.

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