The New Westminster Record has a new addition to our awesome editorial team.
Please welcome Janaya Fuller Evans to the Record. If you think you recognize that name, you are correct as Janaya worked for the Record and our sister paper the Burnaby NOW for five years until 2015. Before that, she worked as a reporter for Glacier Media’s Vancouver Courier.
Janaya will cover several beats, including education in New Westminster, as well as local policing issues, but she enjoys writing about all sorts of topics. Her work was previously recognized with a Ma Murray arts and culture writing award.
“I’m really excited to have Janaya join our team,” said Record editor Chris Campbell. “She is a tremendous journalist who possesses a deep curiosity about issues that impact our communities.”
The mother of two has a keen understanding of the public school system and is looking forward to covering the progressive school board that governs New West.
When not writing, Janaya is also an active volunteer, with previous volunteer work ranging from a community garden to helping Megaphone magazine with their coverage of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community.
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