The New York Times announces new role for Hurubie Meko


We are thrilled to announce that Hurubie Meko, who joined Metro as part of our 2022 class of fellows, has been promoted to staff as a reporter covering criminal justice.

Hurubie quickly became an important part of the team covering crime, courts and the justice system, exploring a surge in the killing of city teenagers, the deep meaning of a largely ignored killing to a Bronx family and neighborhood, and the devastating aftermath of a shocking attack on the subway.

From day one, Hurubie has approached difficult topics with an open mind, a voracious appetite to learn and a commitment to telling stories that help readers understand the metro area and the people who live here. She reported from Buffalo as the region recovered from a deadly blizzard. And, of course, she has made indelible contributions to Metro’s ongoing coverage of strange animal news, including a catalog of all of the city’s recent alligator encounters and the tale of a pigeon that was dyed pink.

Before joining The Times, Hurubie covered gun violence at The Kansas City Star through Report for America, and was a data reporter in Lancaster, Pa., and her background as a data reporter has helped the team covering criminal justice keep a close eye on statistics at a time when crime and safety are top of mind for many in the city.

Please join us in congratulating Hurubie.


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