February 17, 2014

Education Reporter Joins Oklahoma Watch

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Nate Robson, an award-winning enterprise journalist, has joined Oklahoma Watch as a reporter covering K-12 education.

For the past several years, Robson has been a reporter at the Sioux City Journal, covering city hall, public policy and education. He has investigated Iowa’s child-care industry, for which he won National Newspaper Association and Associated Press awards, and has written about education reform, school consolidation and budget and tax issues.

“We are pleased that Nate has decided to join Oklahoma Watch,” said David Fritze, executive editor. “He is an excellent reporter with great investigative instincts. He will play a critical role in shaping our efforts to strengthen coverage of common education, one of the most important topics in the state. Other than health care, there is perhaps no other area where so much change is occurring at a rapid pace, and where so much is at stake.”

Robson started his career covering public safety for The Citizen in Auburn, N.Y. As an education reporter for the Journal, he covered the local impact of the Iowa Legislature’s push for education reform, local and state efforts to curb bullying, and the Sioux City Community School District’s struggles as one of Iowa’s largest and poorest districts.

Robson is an upstate New York native. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.