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 will put 100 million dollars toward skilled trades training and career exploration. Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law Tuesday.


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Democratic state Representatives say there’s currently a law that will kill lawsuits filed by Michigan counties against drug companies. And they want to get rid of it.

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Michigan State University will issue a bond to pay for a half a billion dollar legal settlement. The school’s Board of Trustees voted in favor of the move Friday at a meeting.


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There could be fireworks at a meeting tomorrow of Michigan State University’s governing body.


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

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