There were a lot of things to like about Ana Ley from the get go. She'd worked in Texas, Las Vegas and Virginia, where she was both a star reporter and an editor at The Pilot. She'd done a terrific series about predatory tunnel tolls that led to a shakeup in the company that ran the system and then another on racism in the Portsmouth, Va. municipal government that made her a finalist for a Livingston Award.
And then, unsolicited, she sent us a memo on covering the New York City transit system that was chock-full of great ideas for investigative digs and features, and real insights into how to cover this sprawling beat. We were sold. Ana will be joining Metro as our new transit reporter on Oct. 25.
Ana was born in Reynosa, Mexico, grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and graduated from the University of Texas-Pan American. A member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, she has served eight years as a mentor for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
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