Daja E. Henry

Daja E. Henry

News Reporter, Phoenix

Daja Henry of New Orleans is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellow at the Cronkite School and a 2019 graduate of Howard University. She has interned at the Atlanta Voice, the Wall Street Journal, the Congressional Black Caucus and Where Y’At Magazine, and has reported from Panama, Cuba, Spain and Guyana.

Latest from Daja E. Henry

1 in 10 Maricopa County residents have likely had COVID-19, new study finds

PHOENIX – As health experts worry about spiking COVID-19 infections, a study by the Maricopa County health department estimates that 1 in 10 residents may already have had the disease – far more than official counts.


‘Disruptive and cruel’: Native Americans worry as Supreme Court weighs repeal of health care act

PHOENIX – The Affordable Care Act expanded the number of Americans covered by private or public health insurance, but also included a number of provisions specific to Indian Country. As the Supreme Court considers a potential repeal, Indian Country watches and waits.


Biden claims ‘clear victory’ as Arizonans await final vote counts in razor-thin election

PHOENIX – Amid celebrations on one side, and vows to keep fighting on the other, Arizonans on Sunday awaited final vote counts even as President-elect Joe Biden claimed a “clear victory."


Each Election Day, voters with disabilities combat barriers to cast ballots

PHOENIX – Some 38 million people with disabilities were eligible to vote in this year’s election, but they face unique challenges in ensuring their ballots get cast and counted.


‘Long time coming’: Latino voters help flip Arizona, tighten key races

PHOENIX – Arizona appears to have selected a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time since Bill Clinton’s reelection in 1996. Latino voters have been mobilizing since the state enacted the divisive immigration law known as SB 1070 in 2010.


Rising COVID cases leave Arizona ‘headed toward exponential growth,’ expert warns

PHOENIX – With COVID-19 cases rising across the state, one health expert is warning of a repeat of big spikes and calling for more personal responsibility to reduce the trend.


Navajo drives unite two goals: COVID-19 relief and upping census participation

The Navajo Nation is holding relief drives across the reservation to gather COVID relief supplies and signing residents up for the census.


Black and brown people at a crossroads as COVID-19 vaccine trials seek participants

As COVID-19 ravages Black and brown communities, public health officials are calling for their participation in vaccine trials.


As polls show him trailing in Arizona, Trump stops in Phoenix to woo Latino voters

PHOENIX – In a matter of days, both the Trump and Biden campaigns have sought to win over a key demographic that could make or break the November election: Hispanic voters.


Ahead of ‘public charge’ change, advocates struggle to keep Hispanic families enrolled in benefits

PHOENIX – Advocates continue struggling to keep qualified Hispanic families enrolled in public programs like food stamps and cash assistance amid changes to the so-called public charge rule. The U.S. Supreme Court last month decided to let the rule take effect, and that happens on Feb. 24. It allows immigration officers to consider applicants’ use of public benefits, including Medicaid, in deciding to grant green cards, visas and changes in residency.