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Mark Davis

Mark Davis

Managing Editor of News

Mark Davis has spent more than a decade working as a reporter in Vermont, focusing on both daily and long-form stories. Prior joining VPR as assistant news director, he worked for five years at Seven Days, the alt-weekly in Burlington, where he won national awards for his criminal justice reporting. Before that, he spent nine years at the Valley News, where won state and national awards for his coverage of the criminal justice system, Topical Storm Irene, and other topics. He has also served as a producer and editor for the Rumblestrip podcast. He graduated from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

  • Reassessing public water systems. Plus, another record-breaking day of COVID-19 cases, a new commissioner at Fish and Wildlife, and carbon in Vermont’s forests.
  • Why one longtime employee keeps going back to a store that closed months ago. Plus, extending the motel housing program, drought, and COVID-19 numbers.
  • More than a year and a half into the pandemic, many Vermonters are still seeing healthcare providers virtually. Plus, record COVID cases (again), the border is set to open, and a new town manager in Brattleboro.
  • Veterans gather to read the classics in the Upper Valley. Plus, a 26% increase in COVID cases, the burden on schools, and Gov. Scott continues to push back on a mask mandate.
  • How Vermont treats juvenile offenders. Plus, boosters, COVID cases in schools, and Gov. Scott defends the state’s COVID mitigation strategies. And you can submit your scary stories here.
  • The pandemic continues to take a toll on health care workers. Plus, elective surgeries cancelled in Franklin County, snowboarding honored with a $1 coin, and potential buyers for Jay Peak.
  • Traffic on trails spiked during the pandemic, and now experts are thinking about how to develop those networks. Plus, a rally for reproductive rights, calls to extend the motel housing program, and COVID-19 numbers.
  • UVM’s Fleming Museum hopes to decolonize its collection. Plus, Vermont State University is born, investigating allegations of racism during a high school soccer game, and COVID-19 numbers.
  • Small, organic dairy farms struggle to stay afloat. Plus, research on vaccine confidence, two cities face a lawsuit from the RNC, and giant pumpkins.
  • Daniel Banyai vs. the Town of Pawlet heads to the Vermont Supreme Court today. Plus, a new COVID testing program for students, the voices of youth climate advocates, and COVID-19 numbers.