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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.

  • Vermont’s plan for back-to-school. Plus, Dartmouth-Hitchcock to require vaccines for employees, Vermonters in Tokyo, and remembering Elka Schumann.
  • The possible benefits of GMOs. Plus, what we know about the delta variant in Vermont.
  • Literary legacies in southeastern Vermont. Plus, improving drought conditions, state revenue, and the effects of pandemic aid.
  • Norma Hardy, the new police chief of Brattleboro, becomes the first Black woman to lead a police department in Vermont. Plus, Burlington’s a “heat island,” the struggle to find foster homes and COVID-19 numbers.
  • Small vaccine clinics spread across the state. Plus, new trails and land conservation, a bus service sidelined by theft, and the latest COVID-19 numbers.
  • Vermont’s doing well, but well enough to avoid COVID surges? Plus, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saving an ice rink, and the latest COVID-19 numbers.
  • A conversation with Olympic announcer Peter Graves. Plus, wildfire smoke, Vermont’s first Black woman police chief, and two mergers.
  • How Vermont’s museums changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, increased COVID cases, high state revenues, and payments for school meals.
  • How Canadians are reacting to the recent change in border regulations. Plus, high COVID-19 case numbers, the largest anaerobic digester in the Northeast, and continued drought.
  • The potential for wildfires in the northeast. Plus, the complicated situation at the U.S.-Canada border, a major opioid settlement, and peregrine falcons.