Mississippi Today is pleased to announce that Devna Bose has joined the community health team at Mississippi Today.

Devna Bose photographed in Charleston, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. Grace Beahm Alford/Staff photographer at the Post & Courier.

Bose, a native of Philadelphia, will serve as the community health reporter. Her work will cover statewide health issues with a focus on rural health care.

She comes to Mississippi Today from the Post & Courier in Charleston, S.C., where she covered education. Before that she worked at The Charlotte Observer in Charlotte, N.C., and the education nonprofit news organization Chalkbeat in New Jersey.

She graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism in 2019.

“Returning home to report in the state I grew up in is a privilege,” Bose said. “I know the health care crisis that Mississippi is facing — my family and friends have lived it. That’s why I’m committed to sharing the stories of the people being impacted by the failures of our state’s most powerful. There’s so much work to do, and I’m grateful to be doing it for Mississippi Today, a newsroom I’ve long admired for its dedication to fearless, enterprising journalism.”

Community Health Team Editor Kate Royals oversees the health team.

“Devna is an incredibly talented writer and a thorough journalist. Her work on the school system in Newark and its uneven and sometimes nonexistent management of students with asthma led to changes in the district and proposed federal legislation,” said Royals. “We are so excited to have her back in Mississippi.”

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