Mikenzie Hammel
Mikenzie Hammel mih-ken-zee ham-mel (she/her/hers)
News Broadcast Reporter, Phoenix

Mikenzie Hammel expects to graduate in May 2023 with a master’s degree in mass communication. Hammel is the executive editor of Downtown Devil and has interned with PHXTV.

Latest from Mikenzie Hammel

‘Democracy depends on participation:’ Advocates push voter registration

PHOENIX – Advocacy groups worked to register and educate voters on National Voter Registration Day Tuesday at the Arizona Capitol and around the Valley.


Organizations in Tapachula work to educate migrant children despite huge barriers

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Migrant children in Tapachula seeking education face many barriers to entry, including moving from shelter to shelter, lacking proper documents to enroll in local schools or needing to work to help support their families. Some spaces offer limited schooling, but most facilities are too overrun to accommodate everyone. But one school, with limited resources, is trying to change that.


‘State of siege’: Tapachula residents react to the recent influx of migrants

TAPACHULA, Mexico – Tapachula natives and local government representatives describe the drastic change in the city since the onset of the migration crisis in 2015.


Advocates spotlight an overlooked cause of maternal mortality: Deaths related to mental health

The national conversation around maternal mortality has served to spotlight preventable physical complications, but it often overlooks a leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths: conditions linked to behavioral health.


ASU partnership provides free hearing services to low-income Arizonans

PHOENIX – The Speech and Hearing Clinic at ASU, in partnership with the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, has launched a program to provide free hearing care to low-income Arizonans.


Taking AIM: Arizona hospitals band together to fight maternal mortality

PHOENIX – Pregnancy-related deaths have been rising in the U.S., especially among Black and Indigenous women. In Arizona, a new effort aims to address that by providing hospitals with standards of care to help spot complications before it’s too late.


From doughnuts to cash to … pot? Incentives rise as vaccination rates slide

MESA – With vaccination rates declining, public and private entities are trying to reverse the trend. From free doughnuts to cold, hard cash, individuals stepping up to get pricked can be rewarded in many ways.