Mythili Gubbi

Mythili Gubbi

News Reporter, Washington, D.C.

Mythili Gubbi is from Bangalore, India, and is pursuing a master’s degree after graduating in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minors in digital audiences and political science. She has interned at the Arizona Legislature, KJZZ and ABC15 Arizona.

Latest from Mythili Gubbi

Democrats pass independents, can’t overtake GOP in voter registration

WASHINGTON - Arizona Democrats registered more new voters in the last election cycle than any other party, moving ahead of independents in registration for the first time in 10 years - but still failing to overtake Republicans.


House calls: Arizona lawmakers land in COVID-19 quarantine more often

WASHINGTON - Four of Arizona's nine House members have quarantined since the start of COVID-19, either because they were exposed or tested positive themselves, giving Arizona has the highest percentage of delegation members who have quarantined.


Kelly already playing part of senator ahead of next week’s swearing-in

WASHINGTON - He won't be sworn in for several days yet, but Sen.-elect Mark Kelly is already acting the part, meeting with the governor and senators, naming a transition team and hosting town halls. There's little time to waste: His swearing-in could come next week.


In emotional Senate farewell, McSally thanks voters, wishes Kelly well

WASHINGTON - A sometimes emotional Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, gave her farewell address on the Senate floor Wednesday, saying that "serving and fighting for Arizona as a U.S. senator has been the opportunity of a lifetime."


Field of flags tries to make sense of staggering COVID-19 death toll

WASHINGTON - A field in Washington flutters with more than 200,000 white flags, one for each person killed in the U.S. by COVID-19. The artist behind the exhibit hopes it the sometimes-numbing numbers real as cases surge in Arizona and across the U.S.


Presidential race called for Biden, Arizona plays key role

PHOENIX – Several national news outlets have called the presidential race for former Vice President Joe Biden, who is projected to become the 46th president of the United States. Arizona played a key role in the election.


Campaign donors gladly put their money where candidates’ mouths are

WASHINGTON - All politics may be local, but it's also personal for donors who put their money - often again and again, only a few dollars at a time - where candidates' mouths are, helping presidential campaigns raise $25.7 million in Arizona this year.


McSally heaps praise on Barrett on eve of first confirmation vote

WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. Martha McSally left little doubt how she plans to vote on Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination, calling Barrett "a gift to America" during a brief meeting Wednesday.


Groups mount ‘all hands’ push to count people with Census cut short

WASHINGTON - Arizona advocacy groups mounted an "all hands on deck" push to boost last-minute census response rates after the Census Bureau announced plans to end the 2020 census count Thursday, two weeks earlier than expected.


Supreme Court’s Census ruling a ‘bitter pill’ to tribes, advocates

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court Tuesday said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for underrepresented communities in Arizona who said they would be hit hardest by an undercount.


Kayla Mueller’s story featured in debate, recalled in Phoenix event

WASHINGTON - Family friends said Prescott residents Carl and Marsha Mueller are "overwhelmed" by a whirlwind three days that saw the indictment of terrorists accused of killing their daughter, Kayla, whose story was featured in Wednesday's vice presidential debate.


Advocates rush to register voters after judge extends deadline 18 days

WASHINGTON - Arizona nonprofits are working "nonstop" to register voters before opponents can overturn a federal judge's ruling that extended the state's voter registration deadline from Monday to Oct. 23.

voting rights ambassador registering students to vote

McSally begins Spanish-language ads in Senate race, well behind Kelly

WASHINGTON - Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, bought $110,350 worth of ads on Spanish-language TV stations this week and last - just a quarter of what her Democratic challenger has spent over the past two months.


Trump COVID-19 diagnosis scrambles Arizona events; Biden still to visit

WASHINGTON - News that President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 led to well-wishes from Arizona lawmakers, a scrambling of his planned visits to the state next week - and some grumbling about the lack of safeguards at previous Trump rallies.


Bye-bye bipartisanship: Unity after 9/11 attacks is a relic in 2020

WASHINGTON - In the hours after the 9/11 attacks, lawmakers from both parties gathered on the steps of the Capitol and began singing "God Bless America" - but that was then. Experts and tourists alike found it hard to imagine such a scene repeating itself in today's climate.


ICE ramps up arrests, including 67 in Arizona, after lull from COVID-19

WASHINGTON - ICE this week touted the arrest of more than 2,000 immigrants, 67 of them in Arizona, in a five-week nationwide sweep as the agency recovers from a dip in apprehensions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Loyalty points: Ducey heads to White House for Trump acceptance speech

WASHINGTON - Most Republicans watched President Donald Trump's acceptance speech from their couches but Gov. Doug Ducey watched from the South Lawn of the White House, the latest example of Ducey's increasingly cozy relationship with the administration.


‘Angel Mom’ stirs up devil of a furor over anti-Semitic tweet

WASHINGTON - Mary Ann Mendoza, the Mesa mom and evangelist for get-tough immigration policy, was pulled from the Republican National Convention speakers list Tuesday for retweeting a conspiracy-laden, anti-Semitic diatribe hours before her speech.


Postal Service cuts already being felt in Arizona, raise election fears

WASHINGTON - Spoiled medication and missing rent checks are among the problems that Arizonans have seen as a result of recent postal system changes, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said during a committee grilling of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who defended his actions.