Edgar helps advise KW2 as a part of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. Edgar grew up on the south side of Milwaukee and uses his reporting skills to shine a light on his Clarke Square neighborhood and beyond. The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service is a nonprofit based at Marquette University that covers what other media outlets often neglect – the complex, rich stories of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. With a master’s from Marquette in Communications and Media Studies (Digital Storytelling) and a bachelor’s in journalism and sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Edgar has also written for El Conquistador, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Associated Press. His reporting on taverns, marijuana law enforcement and lead in water service lines and columns dealing with poverty, homelessness and racism have led to a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, a Society of Professional Journalists’ regional award and Milwaukee Press Club awards. His work has also been published by the Associated Press, Reuters, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Radio Milwaukee, OnMilwaukee and others.
To learn more about Edgar, please visit the Milwaukee NNS.