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DSC_3379Texas-based journalist and photographer, currently covering business, technology and the labor market at the San Antonio Report.

My bylines have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Austin Chronicle, the Texas Observer, Austonia, and the Maryville Daily Times. I’ve photographed for the Texas Tribune. My career began at the Liberty Hill Independent, a small weekly newspaper outside of Austin, where I juggled city council coverage with a homestyle cooking column as the newspaper’s only reporter.

In Tennessee, my series on a county government’s Faustian bargain to save its health insurance program at the expense of local pharmacies won the state Associated Press’s Malcolm Law Award for Investigative Reporting. My coverage of the ongoing opioid crisis also won recognition from the Tennessee Press Association.

I studied data science and new media storytelling at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism, where I was the 2020 Selden Ring Fellow for Investigative Journalism. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Oberlin College in 2016.

Outside of writing, I enjoy playing the banjo and cycling.

waylonwc@gmail.com / (903) 253 – 6473

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