Reporter Kyle Stokes covers youth issues and education policy in Seattle, Wash., for NPR member station KPLU. Before heading west, he spent two-and-a-half years at WFIU/WTIU in Bloomington, where he helped launch StateImpact Indiana. The project, launched as a collaboration between WFIU, NPR News and Indiana Public Broadcasting, continues to cover policy issues impacting schools statewide. He also previously worked in Columbia, Mo., as a producer and reporter for NPR member station KBIA-FM and NBC affiliate KOMU-TV. Stokes, originally from Minneapolis, Minn., is a proud graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism.