Kira Lerner

Democracy reporter, States Newsroom

Kira Lerner is a democracy reporter for States Newsroom where she covers voting, elections, and efforts to subvert democracy. Before joining States Newsroom, she was managing editor of Votebeat when it launched a pop-up newsroom to cover election administration and voting before and after the 2020 election. She has also covered voting rights, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for outlets including The Appeal and ThinkProgress. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Guardian, Slate, and Talking Points Memo, among other outlets.