School: University of Missouri
Hometown: Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Year Joined: 2023
Regan Mertz joined KRCG 13 in February 2023, after graduating from the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, earning her Master of Arts in Documentary and Photojournalism, in December 2022. She received her Bachelor of Journalism in Radio and Convergence Journalism, from the Missouri School of Journalism in May 2021.
Throughout college, Regan worked at Mizzou's student newspaper, The Maneater, and was published in every Missouri School of Journalism publication, including KBIA, KOMU, Vox Magazine, Global Journalist, Missouri Business Alert and the Columbia Missourian.
Regan spent her summers working at her hometown newspaper, the Guidon, for the J-School's Missouri Information Corps and the Gateway Journalism Review, as well as a fellow for the Reynolds Journalism Institute, where she worked with The Oregonian and South Dakota Public Radio.
During her last semester in graduate school, Regan worked in Washington, D.C., at the Double Exposure Film Festival and Symposium and at the Library of Congress as a research assistant for the Watchdog Writers Group.
Regan is a White House Correspondents' Association scholarship recipient and an Edward R. Murrow and Missouri Press Association Better Newspaper Award winner.
Some fun facts about Regan are she grew up an Army brat, was born in Alabama and lived in seven different states. In her free time, she enjoys reading about history, trying to pickle different types of food, attempting to keep plants alive, laying with her cat and doing anything outdoors.