Naomi DuBovis
Naomi DuBovis
News Reporter, Phoenix

Naomi DuBovis expects to graduate in May 2025 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication with a minor in music performance. DuBovis has worked on the podcast desk at the State Press and interned for KJZZ, the NPR member station for the Phoenix metro area.

Latest from Naomi Dubovis

A new intermediary: How AI may impact libraries, research and information retrieval

PHOENIX – Cataloging and research are major areas in librarianship that artificial intelligence can automate and potentially improve. But librarians are grappling with the impact of AI on the fundamental role of librarians, user privacy and information literacy.

A computer used to find books and media at Litchfield Park Library on April 18, 2024. Integrating artificial intelligence into library services may change the way information is retrieved and categorized. (Photo by Kayla Mae Jackson/Cronkite News)

Older adults face homelessness at high rates. Here’s how governments, organizations are responding

PHOENIX – With the help of federal funding, the Justa Center and city of Phoenix are working to help older adults experiencing homelessness, including helping people find long-term housing solutions.

The Justa Center in downtown Phoenix has worked for years to assist unhoused older adults in the community. (Photo by Crystal N. Aguilar/Cronkite News)

‘We’re not in this alone’: How an Arizona program gives support, mentorship to dads

PHOENIX – Dad Together is a program where dads of all backgrounds and stages meet up, share their experiences and support each other through their parenting journeys.

Edward Casillas, program and services development manager at the Family Involvement Center, speaks about his experience as a dad at the Phoenix Families First Resource Center in the Burton Barr Central Library. Photo taken in Phoenix on April 8, 2024. (Photo by Emily Mai/Cronkite News)

Phoenix banks on wheels try to make banking more accessible, provide financial education

PHOENIX – With portions of Arizona’s population having limited or nonexistent access to banking services, financial institutions are working with nonprofits to help. Bank branches on wheels provide financial education and get more people signed up for bank accounts.


Arizona leaders take advantage of Inflation Reduction Act tax credits for sustainability projects

PHOENIX – Leaders of Arizona’s public, private and nonprofit sectors discussed financial incentives in the Inflation Reduction Act, explaining how they will use available federal funds for environmental efforts and renewable energy projects.


Arizona rock climbers speak out against National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service proposal to restrict anchors

TUCSON – The National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service drafted policy in November that could prohibit climbing anchors in wilderness areas around the country. The Climbing Association of Southern Arizona is one of several climbing organizations speaking out against the proposals, saying that they would discourage and endanger climbers.

Climber Nicki Manzanares starts to rappel down a cliffside on Mount Lemmon near Tucson on Jan. 29, 2024. (Photo by Emily Mai/Cronkite News)