Garrett Looker has joined Investigative Post’s reporting staff.
An Indiana native, Looker won a Best News Feature award from the Iowa Newspaper Association while an intern at the Sioux City Journal. While a student at Ball State University, he produced and directed award-winning documentary videos — one examining the history of racial segregation in Muncie, another following Ball State’s bid to take over the city’s struggling public school system.
Looker, 25, earned a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism and a master’s degree in digital storytelling from Ball State.
“Garrett’s skill set as a storyteller, visual and otherwise, makes him a welcome addition to our newsroom,” said Editor Jim Heaney.
Said Looker: “I’m excited to make Buffalo a new home. I’m also excited to dive deeper into the issues this community faces.”
Before joining Investigative Post, Looker was a freelance reporter for the Muncie Star Press, among other publications. Readers can follow him on Twitter at @Garrett_Looker and contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Investigative Post is an award-winning, nonprofit investigative reporting center based in Buffalo. Our work is distributed through partners that include WGRZ, 2 On Your Side.