Cheyna Roth

Reporter

Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network, based at the state capitol in Lansing. Her reports are heard daily on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County. Eventually, Cheyna took her investigative and interview skills and moved on to journalism. She got her masters at Michigan State University and was a documentary filmmaker, podcaster, and freelance writer before finding her home with NPR.

Very soon after joining MPRN, Cheyna started covering the 2016 presidential election, chasing after Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and all their surrogates as they duked it out for Michigan. Cheyna also focuses on the legislature and criminal justice issues for MPRN.

Cheyna is obsessively curious, a passionate storyteller, and an occasional backpacker.

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Michigan’s prisons are in crisis: The state cannot find enough corrections officers to staff them.

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Survivors of sexual assault want Michigan State University interim president John Engler gone. More than 100 survivors of disgraced M-S-U sports doctor Larry Nassar called for Engler’s termination today.


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Michigan State University Interim President John Engler is under fire for emails he exchanged with an aide about victims of Larry Nassar. Nassar is the former MSU sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients for years.


MichMash: June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018
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Nestle can pull about a half a million gallons of water a day out of a well in Western Michigan, then turn around and sell the water in its plastic bottles. It’s a controversial business arrangement that spurred thousands of people in Michigan to voice their opposition. But it’s allowed because of a provision in the Great Lakes Compact.


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The ACLU of Michigan wants a Detroit judge to order immigration authorities to stop coercive tactics against Iraqi immigrants in its custody. The immigrants face deportation orders for crimes – usually committed years ago.


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