About

Kelsey Neubauer is a reporter and a part of the columbia school of journalism’s master of science class of 2019 with a specialization in investigative reporting. 
before coming to new york, kelsey reported on the vermont statehouse and the city of burlington for vtdigger —  a leading online non-profit, investigative news source. 
She was previously the editor-in-chief of the award-winning college newspaper, the Vermont Cynic, which became a finalist for the Pacemaker award under her leadership. Before becoming editor, she was a reporter with many weekly bylines including an investigative story named the Diversity Story of the Year by the Associated Collegiate Press. In addition to her reporting experience, she interned with Live From Lincoln Center, where she worked on an Emmy award-winning production.
She recieved her bachelors in English from the university of vermont in 2018.  
On the off days — she is a singer, dancer and bagel-loving native New Yorker.
Click on the images below to view some of her featured reporting

In-depth reporting

State librarian mum on dropping Dorothy Canfield Fisher from award. An in-depth dive into the state’s response to requests to remove a beloved author’s name from a children’s book award, after her involvement in the Vermont eugenics movement was revealed.

 

Political Reporting

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The 2018 Vermont Session. A collection of my reporting on the Vermont Statehouse. Courtesy photo.

Investigating Injustice

Kake Walk: Students, staff and alumni reflect on the 73-year tradition. This 4,000-word story uncovered a hidden history of UVM. Until 1970, fraternity brothers at UVM put on blackface and performed in a minstrel show during the Winter Carnival. The event, which drew audiences from Janice Joplin to local government officials, was a recreation of a slave dance. We spoke to over 50 people who performed or were impacted by the performance and wrote a comprehensive history.

 

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