Marina Villeneuve is an Associated Press state government reporter based in Augusta, Maine. She was a Emerging Journalist fellow in 2014, and also attended CAMP in 2015. She is co-chaired CAMP 2016 with Justine Griffin and is excited for CAMP participants to enjoy this year’s great lineup of thought-provoking speakers. She is an alumna of several awesome programs promoting diversity in journalism, including the Chips Quinn Scholars Program and The New York Times Student Journalism Institute. Her reporting interests include campaign finance, energy policy, criminal justice, Native American news and breaking political news.
After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2013, Marina traveled to Bogotá, Colombia, where she reported for The Washington Post with the support of an Overseas Press Club Foundation fellowship. In 2014, she was an investigative reporting fellow at the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, where she identified systemic failings within the state’s criminal restitution system. She then took a municipal reporter job at The (Bergen) Record in New Jersey, where she developed a focus on statewide affordable housing policy and using data analysis and public records in reporting. She began working for The Associated Press in 2016 and her goals include embarking on longform investigations and reporting from the Supreme Court and Latin America (again).
Term expires Oct. 2018