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Steph Machado

Reporter, Globe Rhode Island


Steph Machado is a Rhode Island-based reporter for the Boston Globe focused on Providence city politics, state politics and policy, education, and data journalism. Her investigative work and insightful, in-depth interviews with Ocean State newsmakers also can be seen on Rhode Island PBS’ news show, “Rhode Island PBS Weekly.” She previously worked for eight years at WPRI-12, where she led the TV station's digital and broadcast coverage of the city of Providence, including City Hall and the city schools, while also covering statewide politics, the Rhode Island State House, and the cannabis beat. While at WPRI-12 was a member of the Target 12 investigative team, created and hosted her own digital show and podcast, "Pulse of Providence," and occasionally filled in on “Newsmakers,” the station's Sunday political show. Before coming to Rhode Island in 2015, Steph worked in Burlington, Vt., where she was the statehouse reporter for WVNY & WFFF, covering government and elections. A 2015 New England First Amendment Coalition Journalism fellow and 2022 New England Emmy Award nominee, Steph grew up in Ashland, Mass., and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish. She lives in Providence.