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Hilary Niles

Freelance Investigative Reporter

Hilary is an independent investigative reporter, data journalism consultant and researcher based in Montpelier. She specializes in telling stories of how public policy shapes people's daily lives. 

Hilary's radio work has been featured on WBUR's Here and Now and the Public Radio Exchange's Station Showcase. She earned a Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award for excellence in 2013 for her research with Investigative Reporting Workshop founder Charles Lewis, of American University. 

Before moving to Vermont in 2013, Hilary studied in the graduate program at the Missouri School of Journalism, where she worked at Investigative Reporters and Editors. She previously graduated from the University of New Hampshire and Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, and served as founding program director at Portsmouth Community Radio in New Hampshire.