Samantha Byrd
Samantha Byrd(she/her)
News Reporter, Phoenix

Samantha Byrd expects to graduate in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in fashion. Byrd, who has been a production assistant for Jerusalem Media Group and interned at KYMA, is working in the Phoenix News Bureau.

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Why there’s an increase in migrants crossing the border near Yuma

The Yuma sector has seen a significant increase in migrants in 2021. Unlike other years, migrants of different nationalities, who are not from Mexico or Latin America, are crossing the border.

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Workplace raids come to an end across the country

The Department of Homeland Security announced this week it will stop raiding workplaces to search for undocumented immigrants. Tempe Union High School District votes to remove resource officers from its campuses. Plus, West Nile virus mitigation helps Yuma County and the Cocopah Indian Tribe, and the Phoenix Mercury even the WNBA Finals at 1-1. --- Host: Natasha Yee Producer: Connor Worley Contributors: Samantha Byrd, Christian Serrano

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‘It was an open country’: Gadsden resident reflects on life along the border

YUMA – Louie Gradias of Gadsden has witnessed the drastic evolution of the southern border over his 79 years and has many stories to tell.

Laboring to remain healthy: COVID-19 takes toll on Arizona farmworkers

YUMA – Migrant farm workers in Arizona, considered essential workers, often struggle to say healthy and get vaccinated during the pandemic.