Hiwot Hailu

Multimedia Reporter, MediaWise Project


Hiwot Hailu is the multimedia reporter for the MediaWise project at The Poynter Institute. MediaWise is a program aimed at educating middle and high school students to be smarter consumers of online information.

Before joining Poynter in 2018, she worked as a digital content producer for the NBC-affiliate in Charlotte and, as a lead trainer for Digital Charlotte, a nonprofit aimed at closing the digital divide through community empowerment.

Hailu graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Digital Media in 2016 from the James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina.