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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Members of a state board in charge of the safety of pipelines say they’re not alarmed by a recent coolant spill into the Straits of Mackinac. 

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Legislation to lengthen the amount of time victims of sexual assault have to file complaints continues to get pushback. The bills are part of a response to former Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar. He sexually assaulted his patients for years.


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A bipartisan pair of bills would require Michigan high schools to teach financial literacy.

 

The Michigan Public Radio Networks’s Cheyna Roth reports educators might have a problem with adding a new class to school curriculum.

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Autism is one step closer to being an approved condition for medical marijuana use in Michigan. A panel met today to consider petitions to add almost two dozen items to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.


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There are new developments in the criminal case against a former dean of Michigan State University. A judge says two women cannot testify against William Strampel at a crucial hearing in June. Strampel is charged with using his position at MSU to try and get sexual favors from female students.


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