Molly Born


Molly Born is a graduate of Fairmont State University and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University specializing in public affairs journalism. While in school, Molly worked as a reporter for Medill News Service covering changing demographics and immigration in Chicago and its suburbs and transportation in Washington, D.C.

Molly most recently worked as a reporter at the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette where she produced original coverage of national news stories including the January 2014 chemical spill in Charleston, W.Va. She also covered breaking news/public safety and government in Allegheny County, the second-most populous county in Pennsylvania. During her time at the Gazette, the paper earned multiple awards for work in which she contributed including the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania Ray Sprigle Memorial Award for large-circulation newspapers for coverage on a local high school stabbing (2015), the Golden Quill investigative journalism award honoring coverage of the local superintendent plagiarism scandal (2017), and the Golden Quill breaking news award for reporting on a mass shooting in Wilkinsburg, a suburb near Pittsburgh (2017).