Bayla joined VPR in 2018 as the producer for Morning Edition.
She came to VPR by way of West Texas, where she was a reporter and producer at Marfa Public Radio covering a wide range of beats, including energy, rural issues and the arts. A story she produced about mutton busting – the rodeo event where children ride sheep – was awarded a 2018 regional Edward R. Murrow Award. Journalism is Bayla’s second career, following more than a decade telling branded stories through print and film. She studied audio documentary at Transom Story Workshop.