Kelsey Penrose

Kelsey grew up in Carson City, Nevada and now reports on the goings on within the Northern Nevada region. She found her way into journalism by harassing her first editor for six straight months until he finally broke down and gave her a job. Now you can find her work in the Sierra Nevada Ally, Carson Now, Reno News and Review, This is Reno, the Sacramento Bee and more. Kelsey is an alumna of Arizona State University, holding a Bachelors in English Literature and a Bachelors in Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology, and she is currently pursuing a Masters in Creative Writing with Sierra Nevada University.

Kelsey is passionate about issues facing rural Nevada, the future of agriculture in the sierras, social justice, folklore and bluegrass music. She lives and gardens in Washoe Valley. You can learn more about her reporting, podcasting and more by visiting

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