Lindsay Whitehurst Experience The Associated Press in Salt Lake City • 2014-present
Politics and government: I spot emerging national trends early and write agenda-setting stories for the world’s foremost news service. While covering the Utah state Legislature, I’ve led national coverage on the dozens of states considering restricting the rights of transgender kids and the accelerated push to loosen gun laws.
Law enforcement: I work with a team of national law enforcement reporters to quickly and smartly explain some of the biggest criminal justice stories in the past year, including a piece on how many police shootings occured 24 hours after the Derek Chauvin verdict.
Underrepresented voices: My work shines a light on undercovered issues and centers the voices of those most affected, from struggling students to people with disabilities.
The Salt Lake Tribune in Salt Lake City • 2008 - 2014
Higher education: I wrote about broadening college access, explained complex university research and used my sourcing to break international news about a student gored by a bull in Spain.
Polygamy: I covered an opaque, cloistered community, documented the Texas trial of nortorious sect leader Warren Jeffs and carefully gained victims’ trust to tell their stories.
Criminal Justice: Between covering breaking news stories, I penned a piece chosen as a Pulitzer Prize entry narrating a desperate and doomed 48-hour cave rescue attempt.
The Daily Times in Farmington, N.M. • 2007 - 2008 I covered politics, policing and historical inequities on the Navajo Nation.
Reporter at The Herald Bulletin in Anderson, Ind.• 2004-2006 I dug up a sheriff’s stalking allegations and investigated a prosecutor in an auto-industry town.
Education: B.A. Journalism and American Studies from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Internships/student work • 2001-04 The Cincinnati Enquirer in Cincinnati, Ohio, Pioneer Press Newspapers in Waukegan, Ill. and The Adirondack Daily Enterprise in Saranac Lake, N.Y.
Honors, appearances and training
I make regular TV appearances on political roundtables to discuss my work and put the news in context.
I’ve won more than a dozen journalism awards in Utah, New Mexico and Indiana. I’ve also been honored with AP’s worldwide Best of the Week award, recognizing the company's best story among its global coverage.
I work on national beat teams at AP and was selected to serve on a company-wide initiative to bolster diversity and inclusion in the company’s international news coverage.
I serve on the board of the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.